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Get face to face with the Vikings at York's top family attraction. Annual Viking festival, permanent exhibits, events and hands on workshops. Gift shop.
The world famous Jorvik Viking Centre is a ‘must-see’ for visitors to the city of York and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK outside London. Welcoming 15 million visitors over the past 25 years, visitors can journey through the reconstruction of Viking-Age streets, as they would have been in the year AD975. Jorvik Viking Centre also offers three exciting exhibitions and the chance to actually come face to face with a 'Viking'.
Built on the very site where archaeologists found the remains of the original Viking city of Jorvik, the jorvik Viking Centre in York offers visitors a unique opportunity to ride in a time-capsule and take a journey through the streets of AD975 Jorvik, a city as important in its day as London or Tokyo. Passengers are transported through the Viking City of Jorvik, taking in all the sights, sounds and smells, for the most authentic taste of everyday Viking life. At the end of an unforgettable journey, visitors disembark at the jorvik museum where they can see some of the fascinating Viking artefacts that were once buried under the centre, including a full Viking skeleton! Come and discover all about the Vikings, see, learn and discover with guided tours, visits to dig and even an interactive workshop. A year round programme of events and exhibits mean it's a great place to visit at any time of year, whatever the weather.
Jorvik Viking Centre runs a varied programme of events in addition to the museum. Take a 3-dimensional walk-through Viking wharf scene, graphics and interactive activities visitors will be able to investigate. Everything here is based on fact, from the working craftsmen, the chattering noise of the gossiping neighbours to the smells of the cooking, the cesspit and the preserved 1000 year old Viking timber. Visit the brand new Cemetery of Secrets... Get close to a real, excavated skeleton and explore the theories inspired by the high-profile discovery of 49 headless Romans unearthed during a recent York Archaeological Trust excavation.
When visiting the Jorvik Viking Centre don't forget to visit dig, the archaeological adventure attraction based at St Saviour's Church, York, which offers visitors the opportunity to take part in an excavation, discover genuine artefacts from ancient civilisations and also understand how archaeologists recreate the past. It is this type of investigation that enabled the archaeologists to reconstruct what life was like in Viking times at jorvik - so now it's your time to try!
JORVIK Viking Centre is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm (summer), 10am till 4pm (winter)
To book a visit to JORVIK Viking Centre, it is recommended you pre-book by calling 01904 615505 or book online.