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With an updated ride experience and state-of-the-art galleries showcasing its unique collection of 1,000-year-old artefacts, visit JORVIK Viking Centre to discover York’s fascinating Viking legacy. Travel around 10th century York, experiencing what it was like living in the city. The sights, sounds and even the smells of the Viking Age are brought vividly back to life as you journey back 1,000 years.

At JORVIK Viking Centre you are standing on the site which revealed some of the most astounding discoveries in modern archaeology. Get up close with some of the most beautiful and rare Viking artefacts in the world, from delicate earrings and socks to frying pans and padlocks and even a fossilised Viking poo! Dig deeper into the Viking story of York using the latest in cutting-edge technology located throughout the centre and the opportunity to handle real artefacts whilst talking to the friendly Viking hosts.

The Herefordshire Hoard is currently on display at JORVIK Viking Centre!

Loaned to York Archaeology from Herefordshire Council, the Hoard is well known for being discovered in 2015 by metal detectorists near Leominster. It is believed that 90% of the hoard has been illicitly sold on the black market, with the perpetrators since sentenced to over 23 years in prison. The Herefordshire Hoard currently consists of 29 silver coins, unique gold jewellery, a remarkably well-preserved rock crystal pendant and a single silver ingot. This incredible hoard will be available to view at JORVIK Viking Centre until Summer 2024.

We say – if it’s Vikings you’re after, this is THE place to visit in York (and indeed the world). Any child with a school project about Vikings will get top marks if they come here first! Expect 100% historical accuracy rather than the Asterix comic book depictions (no horned helmets here!). It’s well worth chatting to the Viking actors if you get a chance – they’re incredibly knowledgeable and you’ll learn loads.

Opening hours and dates - Please note that opening hours may vary - check www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk for the most up to date details.

Prices - Please check here for prices: https://www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk/visit/plan-your-visit/

Good to know – During the holidays the queue can look alarming, but it moves fairly quickly. Your best bet is to book in advance and bypass the queue entirely. Pre-booking online, or by calling 01904615505, is advisable.


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