Over the centuries, the Grade 1-listed Commandery in Worcester has been a Georgian home, a school for
the blind and a printworks. Features from all these incarnations are still visible. Most famously, though, it
was a strategic base for the Royalists during the Battle of Worcester in 1651, when Oliver Cromwell's New
Model Army defeated the forces of Charles ll.
As we planned this year's redevelopment, we did extensive visitor research, which told us people wanted