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Jorvik Viking Centre

19 Coppergate | Coppergate Shopping Centre, York YO1 9WT, England
+44 1904 615505
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Return of the Vikings – JORVIK Reopens 8th April 2017 The year is AD960 and the last Viking King in Jorvik, Eric Bloodaxe, has been banished. The city is thriving with a flourishing manufacturing centre and wide trading links. There are new buildings, new peoples and new stories to be told... The world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre will reopen on Saturday 8th April 2017 after a multi-million pound re-imagining following the devastating flooding in 2015. What’s New? •A New Ride experience with the sights, sounds and of course, smells, of the Viking-Age •Updated historical interpretation, showcasing the cultural ‘melting pot’ of 10th-century York •The latest cutting edge technology bringing the Viking period to life! Hop aboard our improved ride experience and be transported back in time over 1,000 years! You will discover the impact of international trade on Viking-Age York, including the evolution of a multicultural society in the city, as it’s not just trade goods that flowed into Jorvik but people from across the globe! Plus, with 22 new animatronics across the recreation there is something new to see around every corner. Our gallery experiences have been completely updated, with new display cases allowing you to get up close to the astounding Viking artefacts that inspired the creation of JORVIK. You will have the chance to dig deeper into the Viking story of York using the latest in cutting-edge technology located throughout the centre.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
19 Coppergate | Coppergate Shopping Centre, York YO1 9WT, England
+44 1904 615505
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Reviewed yesterday

A most enjoyable visit but too short a duration. The updated town of Jorvik was fascinating, brilliantly constructed and educational. Exhibits all interesting, but left me wanting more.

Thank Wirralwanderer_12
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful look back in time, hard to tell who was real and who was fake. Definitely a place I would recommend

Thank carmour067
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a historical journey that took you back in time where you experienced early life in and around York, up close and real. This is an experience for all ages and will leave you with a clear understanding of York's beginnings. Absolutely value for...More

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well thought-out and researched! The costumed staff were fun as both characters and resources. The exhibits themselves (both the painstakingly created wax figures--and 1 real one!--and all the materials and houses of their lifestyles, as well as the glass cases with tools, materials, coins, evidences,...More

Thank davosseaworth
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I went not really knowing what to expect and were both pleasantly surprised. It was really informative and very well done. It mainly consists of a ride with commentary about the scenes that you are viewing (waxworks and mocked up villages etc)...More

Thank DaisyMax1970
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What an amazing place to visit, the museum is filled with amazing artefacts dug up from the area. The glass floor covering the original house flooring is breathtaking. The ride is brilliant, great sense of history with the smells to go with it. Highly recommend...More

1  Thank Aurora-Chaser
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the Jorvik centre. I learnt plenty and the ride that they have there was spectacular, kept me engaged the whole way round and there was plenty to look at!

Thank mollywoodsxxx
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were a group of 2 adults with 2 grown up teenagers. There explanations are very good and there is a ride taking you around the typical life at the time. Highly recommended

Thank SLM_Malta
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to the museum to view 'The Vikings" Beautful. The wheelchair attendends could have been more artentive to the young wheelchair athlete.

Thank Jo K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Only spent half an hour in this 'attraction ' Not as much a museum as a ride through experience We had no idea that we were to be put onto a small 'train', that travelled around sets which had wax work style Vikings Not really...More

1  Thank tracy g
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James C
18 August 2017|
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Response from 539ana | Reviewed this property |
Book a time slot and make sure you get in the correct que to save time. If there's two of you then one of you needs to get in the que for the ride as this part of the exhibition may not keep your child's interest for... More
Raymond V
15 August 2017|
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Response from JORVIKVikingCentre | Property representative |
Thank you for question. We offer a special 15% discount on standard admission tickets to English Heritage members. Full details can be found in your members' handbook or online. Looking forward to welcoming you soon to... More
4 August 2017|
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Response from Tim H | Reviewed this property |
Once you're in you can spend as long as you like inside, the ride through the Viking streets is one way and takes around 30 minutes, then there are lots of displays of objects they have dug up, we were in there for around... More