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JORVIK Viking Festival

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  1. Add Looking for Jet in a Dark Place: The Viking Jet Trade to your Itinerary

    Looking for Jet in a Dark Place: The Viking Jet Trade

    York

    Whitby Jet represented an important and socio-symbolically significant resource in early medieval and medieval Europe.

    Requiring extreme global warming, the formation of jet has seldom occurred in Earth's geological history. The resulting materials…

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    20 Feb 2020Open 19:00 - 20:30

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  2. Add Birds of Prey at Barley Hall to your Itinerary

    Birds of Prey at Barley Hall

    Off Stonegate

    Meet incredible birds of prey in a stunning medieval townhouse.

    Discover the role these birds played in Viking mythology and handle them with the assistance of trained staff.

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    Barley Hall, York

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    18 Feb 2020Open 10:00 - 05:00

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  3. Add Annual Strongest Viking Competition to your Itinerary

    Annual Strongest Viking Competition

    YORK

    The stakes are high for the annual Strongest Viking Competition - who will win a place on our Viking Captain's voyage across the high seas?
    With hammer-holding, leg-wrestling, hand-to-hand combat and more, join us to cheer on your favourite Viking…

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    22 Feb 2020Open 11:00 -

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  4. Add Magic & Mystery: Seafaring Sagas and Spells to your Itinerary

    Magic & Mystery: Seafaring Sagas and Spells

    Off Stonegate

    Explore Norse beliefs about crossing perilous seas and discovering new shores.

    In this special addition to our Magic & Mystery exhibition at Barley Hall, only for JORVIK Viking Festival, find out how Vikings sought protection from the elements on…

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    Barley Hall, York

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    From:
    15 Feb 2020to23 Feb 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00

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  5. Add Little Diggers - Ingvar's Golden Quest to your Itinerary

    Little Diggers - Ingvar's Golden Quest

    York

    Hunt for Viking treasure with a special Viking Festival edition of Little Diggers.

    Discover a treasure map written in runes and learn about Ingvar the Far Travelled's hunt for gold, with these fun and engaging activities for ages 3-5. The session…

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    17 Feb 2020Open 10:00 - 11:00
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    21 Feb 2020Open 10:00 - 11:00

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  6. Add The Viking with Crystal Hollis to your Itinerary

    The Viking with Crystal Hollis

    St Saviourgate, York

    The Gokstad ship is a 9th-century Viking ship found in a burial mound at Gokstad in Norway in 1880.

    In 1893 the first ever replica of the Gokstad sailed across the Atlantic from Norway to Chicago. The replica, known as The Viking, has resided in…

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    17 Feb 2020Open 19:00 - 20:30

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  7. Add Little Diggers: Ibn Fadlan's Middle Eastern Treasure to your Itinerary

    Little Diggers: Ibn Fadlan's Middle Eastern Treasure

    York

    Discover tales of Viking trade in the Middle East with a special Festival edition of Little Diggers.

    Learn all about what Vikings traded in the Middle East, through the eyes of Ibn Fadlan, the Arabic writer who met them 1000 years ago. Explore…

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    16 Feb 2020Open 10:00 - 11:00
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    20 Feb 2020Open 10:00 - 11:00

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  8. Add Nine Realms Bar to your Itinerary

    Nine Realms Bar

    York

    Raise a glass to the Gods at our festival bar!

    With ale, wine, spirits and soft drinks stocked by some of York's favourite establishments, this is the perfect way to relax during your day at the Festival – and maybe tell some sagas of your own. The…

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    14 Feb 2020Open 17:00 -
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    15 Feb 2020Open 11:00 -
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    16 Feb 2020Open 12:00 -
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    17 Feb 2020to18 Feb 2020Open 17:00 -
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    20 Feb 2020to21 Feb 2020Open 17:00 -
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    22 Feb 2020Open 17:00 -
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    23 Feb 2020Open 12:00 -

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  9. Add Mead Tasting to your Itinerary

    Mead Tasting

    Off Stonegate

    Discover your new favourite drink! Learn about the cultural and historical significance of mead, a honey-based drink beloved in the Viking era, Middle Ages and now the 21st century. The Lancashire Mead Company leads a tasting of several delicious…

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    Barley Hall, York

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    19 Feb 2020Open 19:00 - 22:00

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  10. Add Family City Tour: Viking Riddle Challenge! to your Itinerary

    Family City Tour: Viking Riddle Challenge!

    York

    Kids will love exploring York via genuine Viking and Saxon riddles, led by a Viking guide!

    Early medieval wordplay allows us to not only discover the city, but also the culture of its early medieval citizens. With riddles, historical sites and…

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    15 Feb 2020to21 Feb 2020Open 13:00 - 14:00
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    23 Feb 2020Open 13:00 - 14:00

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  11. Add Richard Hall Symposium to your Itinerary

    Richard Hall Symposium

    York St John University, York

    Hear about the latest fascinating research from leading Viking experts at the annual Festival Symposium. This day-long event is a rare opportunity for Viking enthusiasts to be immersed in the latest thinking about Viking culture and history.

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    23 Feb 2020Open 09:00 - 16:00

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  12. Add YourDIG: Help for Heroes to your Itinerary

    YourDIG: Help for Heroes

    St Saviourgate, York

    Experience art, music, artefacts, poetry and more on the theme of Viking travel and trade.

    This community-created exhibition tells the story of Help for Heroes beneficiaries, from Phoenix House Recovery Centre, Catterick Garrison, and their…

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    15 Feb 2020to23 Feb 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00

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  13. Add Annual Best Beard Competition to your Itinerary

    Annual Best Beard Competition

    York

    Men, women and children welcome – we're looking for the most glorious beard in York, whether it's natural or homemade! In one of the most popular festival events, we'll put those whiskers to the test and award the trophy for the Best Beard of 2020.

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    22 Feb 2020Open 15:00 - 16:00

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  14. Add Viking Costume Competition to your Itinerary

    Viking Costume Competition

    York

    Are you fashionable like Freya? Do you look like Loki? Dig around in your Thor-drobe for this year's all-new Viking Costume Competition!

    We want to see some amazing Viking-inspired costumes, whether they're based in reality, fiction or legend. With…

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    15 Feb 2020Open 15:00 -

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  15. Add St Sampson's Square to your Itinerary

    St Sampson's Square

    York

    St Sampson's Square will be full of Viking activities and antics.

    With three saga-themed storytelling sessions plus have-a-go sword fighting workshops all day, come along to St Sampson's Square for plenty of family fun! You can also find the…

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    15 Feb 2020to23 Feb 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00

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  16. Add Banquet of the Voyagers to your Itinerary

    Banquet of the Voyagers

    York

    You are invited to feast alongside great voyagers of the Viking Age in the Hall of their descendants – the beautifully atmospheric Merchant Adventurers' Hall. As a Norse skald tells thrilling tales of Viking endeavours, enjoy three courses of…

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    15 Feb 2020Open 19:00 - 23:00

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  17. Add Jasper: Viking Dog Book Launch to your Itinerary

    Jasper: Viking Dog Book Launch

    Museum Street, York

    Exclusive book launch for the latest in Hilary Robinson's wonderful series.

    Charlie Tanner and his dog Jasper and their journey to explore established facts with belly laugh ideas about life as a Viking. Meet the author and Viking Harold Bluetooth,…

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    19 Feb 2020Open 14:00 -

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  18. Add Home and Away: Fashion and Identity in the Viking Age to your Itinerary

    Home and Away: Fashion and Identity in the Viking Age

    York

    Explore Viking fashion with Dr. Gareth Williams, of the British Museum. Discover how styles varied across the Viking world, as well as how Viking fashion fused with other cultures.

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    18 Feb 2020Open 19:00 - 20:30

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  19. Add Magical Menagerie at Barley Hall to your Itinerary

    Magical Menagerie at Barley Hall

    Off Stonegate

    The Vikings told stories about many fantastical beasts - you can meet some of their more ordinary cousins at Barley Hall!

    Get up close to lizards, snakes, chickens and more, before learning about the Vikings' beliefs at Magic & Mystery: Seafaring…

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    Barley Hall, York

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    From:
    15 Feb 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00

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  20. Add Viking Encampment to your Itinerary

    Viking Encampment

    York

    Meet the Vikings who have gathered in Jorvik – learn about their trades, see their crafts in action and get a selfie or two!

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    From:
    15 Feb 2020to23 Feb 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00

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  21. Add Leather Working Workshop to your Itinerary

    Leather Working Workshop

    York

    Learn a new skill and make a beautifully decorated leather pouch.

    Try your hand at the timeless art of leather-working, a craft in which the Vikings excelled. All materials will be provided to make a pouch with decorated flap, using the techniques…

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    20 Feb 2020Open 10:00 - 12:00

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