With an updated ride experience and state-of-the art galleries showcasing our 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 our friendly Viking hosts.
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. You can read the Little Vikings review of the renovated JORVIK Viking Centre here.
Opening hours and dates: April – October: 10am-5pm (last admission); November –March: 10am-4pm (last admission)
During JORVIK Viking Festival, Christmas, special events and school holiday periods opening times may vary, check here for up to the minute information.
Prices: adult £12.50; child (5-16) £8.50; concessions £10.50; family of four £34.00; family of five £38.00; under 5s free
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.
JORVIK Viking Centre, Coppergate, York,YO1 9WT – visit the website