THE Commandery is hosting its annual ‘2,000 years of history come to life’ event this weekend.

A spokesman for the Commandery said: “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 to the Commandery can enjoy a huge variety of displays in one of Worcester’s oldest and most beautiful buildings.”

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!”

Brian Bullock, from Worcester Re-enactors, said: “The Living History in Worcester event offers the chance to celebrate history in the heart of Worcester and the historic Commandery is the perfect setting.

“The re-enactors all come along on a voluntary basis, are extremely enthusiastic about the period they portray and have a wealth of knowledge for visitors to tap into. Come along and join in.”

Living History in Worcester is part of the Love Worcester Heritage Festival; a week of events from February 14 – February 23 celebrating Worcester’s spectacular heritage in venues across the city. There will also be Living History displays to see in Friar Street, Tudor House, Greyfriars and Cathedral Square.

Worcester Residents can buy an annual ticket for The Commandery, which includes entry to Living History and many other exciting events throughout the year for just £5 for an individual or £12 for a family pass.

For further information about the Living History at The Commandery event please visit or see The Commandery’s website.