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JORVIK Viking Centre

JORVIK Viking Centre

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Details

At JORVIK Viking Centre you are standing on the site of one of the most famous and astounding discoveries of modern archaeology. Thirty years ago the archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust revealed the houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking-Age city of Jorvik, as it stood 1,000 years ago. They removed eights tonnes of rubble and over 40,000 artefacts! York Archaeological Trust then built the JORVIK Viking Centre on the very site where the excavations had taken place, creating a groundbreaking visitor experience that changed the face of museums. Their determination to recreate a Viking city as authentically as possible from the layout of the houses, the working craftsmen, the language of the gossiping neighbours, to the smells of cooking and the cesspit meant it has now been visited by more than 15 million people during its 25 years of opening.

Over 800 of these extraordinary finds discovered on site can be seen and meet the famous JORVIK Vikings in our three exciting exhibitions that delve further into life 1000 years ago. An exciting year long events calendar celebrating 25 years of JORVIK Viking Centre is taking place please visit our website for more information.

For further details see www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberSpanish signs/guidesWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

French, German, Japanese, Spanish commentary available on the ride. Health and Safety restrictions only permit one wheelchair user into the building at any given time. Ring for information.

Opening details

'JORVIK Viking Centre is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm (summer), 10am till 4pm (winter)

Prices

Adults £9.95
Children (5-15) £6.95
Concession £7.95
Family of 4 £29.95
Family of 5 £31.95

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 29 Oct - Sat 1 Nov Viking-Age Inventions at JORVIK

Address

Coppergate,
York,
YO1 9WT

Location

Directions

See location of JORVIK Viking Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 604516  Lat: 53.95697 Long: -1.08100

By Road:
Head into York on the A19 into the City centre. The nearest car park is next to Clifford's Tower. JORVIK is then a 2 minute walk away in Coppergate Square.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from York station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

French, German, Japanese, Spanish commentary available on the ride. Health and Safety restrictions only permit one wheelchair user into the building at any given time. Ring for information.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

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