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The JORVIK Viking Festival is a nine-day event in February 2023 that celebrates York's Norse heritage

11th - 19th February, 2023

The festival offers a variety of activities and events for the whole family, including a Best Beard Competition, stalls featuring 10th Century Viking goods, a march through the city centre with Viking armies, children's crafting activities, expert talks, and much more!


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JORVIK Viking Festival 2023

The Vikings will once again be pitching their tents in central York this February with the welcome return of the JORVIK Viking Festival! Join us for nine days of living history, hands-on fun, craft workshops and many ot…

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11th Feb 23 , 9:00 (9h 0m)

Silverdale Hoard

Discovered in a lead container in Lancashire, the Silverdale Hoard is one of the largest Viking hoards ever uncovered i…

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11th Feb 23 , 10:00 (7h 0m)

Staging the Vikings

Explore Viking-themed drama in York stretching back more than 100 years. See how Harald Hardrada, Earl Tostig, Eric Blo…

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11th Feb 23 , 10:00 (7h 0m)

St Helen's Square Stage

Come along to St Helen’s Square for saga-themed storytelling sessions and exciting combat displays throughout JORVIK Vi…

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11th Feb 23 , 10:30 (5h 0m)

Viking Crafting for Kids

Try your hand at Viking crafting! With pottery, wool-braiding, broach making, shield designing and buzz bone making all…


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York Minster, City Cruises York, JORVIK Viking Centre, The York Dungeon, Van Gogh Immersive Experience, York City Sightseeing, and so much more!

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