JORVIK Viking Centre
JORVIK Viking Centre
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.
Museum, Heritage site
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)
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
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!
Key artists and exhibits
- Viking sock
- Viking ice skate
- Viking jewellery
- Viking shoes
- Viking wood-working tools
- Viking combs
The Lord Mayor’s Easter Egg Hunt
- 19 April 2014 10am-1pm
Set out from JORVIK Viking Centre on a city-wide quest for chocolate – solve the puzzles to visit seven locations around York, with a treat at each stop and a special prize when you reach your final destination!
Collect your treasure sheet from Jorvik, £2.00 per child (includes admission to Mansion House, Henry VII Experience & Richard III Experience).
Participants to start no later than 12 noon.
- Family friendly
- Especially for children
£2.00 per child (includes admission to Mansion House, Henry VII Experience & Richard III Experience).
York In the Reign of Richard
- 23 June 2014 2:30-3:30pm
Join Dr Chris Tuckley for a guided tour of the Micklegate Quarter and part of the city walls, highlighting the sights of the York landscape in the reign of Richard III.
Includes admission to the Richard III Experience at Monk Bar where you can explore the dramatic role of this building in the history of Richard’s family.
- Not suitable for children
£6 Adult, £5 Conc.