17th Feb, 2020

Millennia of history comes alive

Rob George 14th Feb, 2020

A WEEKEND full of medieval monks, Viking warriors, First World War memories and more will be on offer at The Commandery.

This exciting annual event, organised by the Worcester Re-enactors in partnership with The Commandery, attracts thousands of visitors who can immerse themselves in a journey through history, from Vikings to Victorians.

A whole host of re-enactors will bring history to life through Living History encampments, military drill displays, traditional dance demonstrations and even medieval surgeons.

Visitors can uncover The Commandery’s centuries-old history as they discover its former inhabitants, from meeting medieval monks and getting recruited by Royalists to practising Georgian dancing in the Great Hall.

Indoor and outdoor entertainment throughout the weekend will include firing displays with arms through the ages, medieval and 17th Century encampments, chilling historical treatments with the scary surgeon, and medieval combat.

Helen Manning, events and activities co-ordinator for The Commandery, said: “This will be my first Living History event and I cannot wait to see the whole building brought to life!

“It’s always a popular event. We’ve been working hard on the new events listings for The Commandery and this is such a grand opening to year of exciting events!”

Living History in Worcester is part of the Love Worcester Heritage Festival, there will also be Living History displays to see in Friar Street, Tudor House, Greyfriars and Cathedral Square.

Visit www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk or see The Commandery’s Facebook page for more.

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