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Be prepared as one of the most exciting periods of the city’s history is brought back to life – it’s the Year of the Viking in York. Celebrate the return of the notorious Nordic kings with some sword slashing, shield smashing fun at the annual JORVIK Viking Festival. See Viking York spring vividly to life at the JORVIK Viking Centre in April, after its multimillion pound re-imaging. Get up close to some of the greatest Viking discoveries ever made at the brand new exhibition Viking: Rediscover the Legend at the Yorkshire Museum in May.

Looking for inspiration to entertain those Little Vikings? Kids will love these adventures recommended by a York family. Plus, find out 5 ways to Live Like a Viking and explore York like a marauding warrior.

 

 

JORVIK Viking Festival 2017

JORVIK Viking Festival

Experience over 100 events at the 33rd JORVIK Viking Festival, a city wide celebration of York’s rich Norse Heritage. Visit the city in 2017 for a week-long programme commemorating the return of the Vikings to the city and the reopening of JORVIK Viking Centre on 8th April.

 

Return of the Vikings

Return of the Vikings

The world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre will reopen on Saturday 8th April 2017 after a multi-million pound re-imagining. Hop aboard JORVIK’s improved ride experience and be transported back in time over 1,000 years!

 

 
 

Viking: Rediscover the Legend

Vikings at the Yorkshire MuseumViking: Rediscover the Legend will open in May at the Yorkshire Museum, bringing together the best Viking finds from the Yorkshire Museum and British Museum collections. Featuring some internationally significant Anglo-Saxon and Viking discoveries, this exhibition will explore how the Vikings transformed life in Britain.
 

The York Dungeon

The York DungeonWith two new Norse-themed shows: Fear of the Vikings and Vengeance of the Vikings; The York Dungeon is delving into the dark side of these fearsome invaders. You’ll hear all about their most brutal tortures, crazy battle tactics and even learn a Viking warcry or two! Be on your guard though; there’s bound to be some shocking surprises.
 
 
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Little Vikings

JORVIK Viking Festival Events

1066! The End of History

Fri 24 Feb 2017

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10th Century Traders

Fri 24 - Sun 26 Feb 2017

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Coppergate Encampment

Mon 20 - Sat 25 Feb 2017

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Drumming Workshop

Fri 24 Feb 2017

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Viking Events Across York

Curator's Corner

Sat 18 - Sun 26 Feb 2017

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Jorvik Life Trail

Sat 18 - Sun 26 Feb 2017

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Meet a Viking!

Sat 18 - Sun 26 Feb 2017

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