JORVIK Viking Centre

JORVIK Viking Centre
15-17 Coppergate
North Yorkshire





01904 615505


01904 627097

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The JORVIK ride along the Viking street of Coppergate
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At JORVIK Viking Centre travel back 1000 years and visit the Vikings of JORVIK. Explore York's Viking history exactly where our archaeologists found the remains of the original Viking-Age City of 'Jorvik'. Journey through the reconstruction of Viking-Age streets as they would have been in the year 975AD. See over 800 of the items discovered on site and meet the famous JORVIK Vikings in our three exciting exhibitions.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site

Opening hours

Open Daily:
April-October 10:00-17:00 (Last Admission)
November- March 10:00-16:00 (Last Admission)

CLOSED: 24/25/26 December

Reduced opening times: 31 December 10:00-14:00 (Last Admission), 1 January 11:00-16:00 (Last Admission)

Admission charges

Adult £9.95 / Concession £7.95 / Children (5-16) £6.95 / Under 5s FREE / Family of 4 £29.95 / Family of 5 £31.95


  • English Heritage

Additional info

Due to health and safety regulations, only one wheelchair user can be in JORVIK at any one time. Wheelchair users should book in advance to avoid having to wait by calling our Reservations department on 01904 615505.

Everything in JORVIK Viking Centre is based on archaeological evidence unearthed during the Coppergate excavations undertaken between 1979 and 1981 by York Archaeological Trust. Archaeologists started digging on the site of an old sweet factory and unearthed remains of 10th century Viking-age buildings that were surrounded by moist, spongy layers of earth similar to that of a peat bog. In total an incredible 40,000 objects were uncovered by excavating 36,000 layers and sieving 8 tonnes of soil!

Collection details


Key artists and exhibits

  • Viking sock
  • Viking ice skate
  • Viking jewellery
  • Viking shoes
  • Viking wood-working tools
  • Viking combs
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Come along to the wedding of the century at this year's Viking Festival

Ultimate Viking Banquet: The Wedding Celebration!

  • 14 February 2015 7-11pm

Join us for an absolutely unforgettable experience in the atmospheric setting of York’s Merchant Taylors Hall.

You’ll be greeted by torchlit Viking guard before joining the celebrations of the wedding of the survivors of Ragnarok - Lif & Lifthrasir - as they feast and make merry with their guests; complete with an unruly father of the bride, a rather outspoken best man and some errant bridesmaids, this is sure to be an eventful evening!

This is a truly unique Festival experience; hosted by the Vikings of JORVIK and accompanied by wonderful musical entertainment and song washed down with mead, a sumptuous 3 course banquet and of course wine flowing to accompany your meal.

Price includes all refreshments & drinks with your meal. There is a cash bar available thereafter.


Merchant Taylor's Hall
North Yorkshire


£65 per person