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JORVIK Viking Centre

Location: Coppergate, York, YO1 9WT
01904 615505 Call Us


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Discover the Original Viking Encounter at JORVIK Viking Centre! Experience the Viking Age by pre-booking your visit now!

With its world-famous ride taking visitors around the sights, sounds and smells of Viking-age York, 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.

JORVIK Viking Centre has re-opened. Visits must be pre-booked online or by calling 01904615505

Discover Coppergate

At JORVIK Viking Centre you are standing on the site which revealed some of the most astounding discoveries in modern archaeology. Your first experience at JORVIK is an exploration of the Coppergate Dig, with a fully immersive display taking you back to the 1970s.

Explore the Viking-Age City

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.

Experience the Real Thing

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.

French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Polish, Danish and Arabic commentary available on the ride. Language guides are available on our website.

Health and Safety restrictions only permit one wheelchair user into the building at any given time. Visit our website or call for information.

Educational visits (Covid-19 changes)

With education at the heart of JORVIK's work, we are delighted that we have now resumed school visits. Talk to our reservations team about how we can facilitate a visit to JORVIK VIking Centre whilst maintaining your class 'bubbles' for a safe, secure and hugely fun trip out of the classroom. Contact our Reservations department directly by phone (01904 615505) or email (

Alternatively, for schools unable to travel, we have created a programme of Virtual Outreach sessions, where Vikings can visit your classroom using the miracles of modern technology! Click here for full details.

Events at JORVIK Viking Centre

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19th Feb 2022 - 27th Feb 2022

JORVIK Viking Festival 2022

The Vikings are back in York The Vikings will once again be pitching their tents in central York in February 2022 with …

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