JORVIK Viking Centre

JORVIK Viking Centre | Return of the Vikings
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PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent flood damage, JORVIK Viking Centre will be closed until 8 April 2017.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent flood damage, JORVIK Viking Centre will be closed until 8 April 2017.

Admission charges

Adult £10.25 / Concession £8.25 / Children (5-16) £7.25 / Under 5s FREE / Family of 4 £30.95 / Family of 5 £32.95


  • 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
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Discover one of the biggest aspects of Viking life; international trade.

Jorvik: Home and Abroad

  • 25 June 2016 — 28 February 2017 *on now

Working in partnership with York Museums Trust, The JORVIK Group invites you to discover the hustle and bustle of Viking York in this special exhibition devoted to the lifeblood of the city of Jorvik; international trade.

There is also the chance to see a replica Viking-Age Longship, fully kitted out for a trade voyage and the opportunity to get an up-close look at precious artefacts from JORVIK itself, all saved from the flooding of December 2015.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


York St Mary’s
Coppergate Wal
North Yorkshire


Adult £5 | Conc. £3 | Kids Go Free (0-15)


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
JORVIK Viking Festival returns in 2017!

33rd JORVIK Viking Festival

  • 20 — 26 February 2017 *on now

Recognised as the largest Viking Festival in Europe, the annual JORVIK Viking Festival is a city-wide celebration of York’s Viking heritage.

Vikings from all over the world will descend on York this February Half Term for a week-long celebration of the last Viking King in York, Eric Bloodaxe.

With an exciting programme of events inspired by this Norse monarch on offer including living history encampments, talks and of course dramatic combat performances there is something for everyone at JORVIK Viking Festival.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Dependant on Event


JORVIK Viking Centre
15-17 Coppergate
North Yorkshire





01904 615505

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