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JORVIK Viking Centre
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.
Pre-booking online or by calling 01904615505 is advised.
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.
Silverdale Hoard (new for 2022)
One of the largest Viking hoards ever discovered in the UK has been loaned to JORVIK Viking Centre by Lancashire County Museum Service.
Discovered in a lead container in Lancashire, the Silverdale Hoard is comprised of over 200 pieces of silver rings, hacksilver and coins of Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Arabic origin.
Book your visit to JORVIK and discover this fascinating hoard.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
Please check our website for up to date opening times: https://www.jorvikvikingcentre...
- Accessible toilets
- Facilities for hearing impaired
- Wheelchair users must pre-book
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- Advance booking preferable
- Clear signage
- Contactless payment possible
- Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff
- Online booking possible
- Queuing system
- Facilities for educational visits
- French signs/guides
- German signs/guides
- Italian signs/guides
- Spanish signs/guides
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Parking with charge
- Guide and assistance dogs welcome
- Gift shop
- Public toilets