JORVIK Viking Centre

JORVIK Viking Centre
15-17 Coppergate
York
North Yorkshire
YO1 9WT
England

Website

www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk

E-mail

jorvik@yorkat.co.uk

Telephone

Prebooking

01904 615505

Fax

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

Discounts

  • 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

Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Viking sock
  • Viking ice skate
  • Viking jewellery
  • Viking shoes
  • Viking wood-working tools
  • Viking combs
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.
Hear Viking stories and legends in the famous JORVIK Viking Centre.

JORVIK Presents – Tales of the Northmen

  • 12 September 2014 6:30-8pm

Meet our Viking skalds who will tell you tales of famous Viking Gods and brave Norse heroes from long ago; see what Viking York would have looked like on our ride experience and see archaeological treasures from the world famous Coppergate excavation.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Normal Admission Prices Apply

Website

http://jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/visit-jorvik/

Visit three historic attractions and enjoy an evening of food and drink

A Taste of History: JORVIK Roaming Supper

  • 19 September 2014 6:30-10pm

Enjoy welcome drinks and scandinavian themed canapes at JORVIK Viking Centre before moving on to mead and medieval feasting at historic Barley Hall and finishing your tour with dessert and coffee at interactive DIG - all led by costumed guides.
You’ll also have access to private viewings of our exhibitions including Plague, Poverty & Prayer: A Horrid History and Looking Back at Hungate.

Due to the popularity of this event in previous years, pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment: 01904 615505.

Menu will be provided on booking; please advise if you have special dietary requirements.

This is a fundraising event for York Archaeological Trust.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£45 per person

Website

http://jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/

Relive one of the last defining battles of the Viking Age

The Battle of Gate Fulford Walk

  • 21 September 2014 10:30am-12pm

Join us for a walk around the alleged site where Hardraada’s Vikings clashed with the men of York in a pre-cursor to the Battle of Stamford Bridge. The outcome of this skirmish heralded the beginning of the end of the Viking Age in
England.

Pre-booking strongly advised to avoid disappointment: 01904 615505

Please wear appropriate footwear and be aware that you will be required to walk along tarmac surfaces, gravelled and worn footpaths and that the walk crosses busy roads.

Where

Opposite The Bay Horse Inn
Fulford
North Yorkshire
YO10 4PN
England

Admission

£4 Adults, £3 Conc

Website

http://jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/

Explore the diets of our ancestors with this exclusive event at DIG

European Researchers’ Night: Ancient Diets at DIG

  • 26 September 2014 7-9pm

Explore the archaeology of animal remains with help from DIG staff, and find out how the latest techniques employed by experts in bioarchaeology and related disciplines are helping to shed light on the foodstuffs and diets of our ancestors.
Held in association with the University of York as part of Researchers' Night, a mega event which takes place every year simultaneously in several hundred cities all over Europe and beyond.

No booking required: just drop in!

Where

DIG: An Archaeological Adventure
St Saviourgate
York
North Yorkshire
YO1 8NN
England

Admission

Free

Website

http://digyork.com/

Revisit the last great battlefield of the Viking-Age.

Stamford Bridge Battlefield Walk

  • 28 September 2014 10:30am-12pm

Join this visit to the site of the last great Viking battle fought on English soil, where a king was slain and an extraordinary act of courage saw a lone warrior hold an entire army at bay!

Meet at Shallows Car Park.

Outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear essential. Please be aware that this walk may involve crossing busy roads.

This event will prove popular so pre-booking is essential: Call 01904 615505

Where

Shallows Car Park
Viking Road
Stamford Bridge
North Yorkshire
YO41 1BS
England

Admission

£4 adult, £3 conc

Website

http://jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/

Discover archaeology and history at this fun family event.

Archaeology & History Day

  • 11 October 2014 10am-4pm

Join York Archaeological Trust for a fantastic day of displays, talks, stalls, refreshments and fun family activities exploring archaeology and history

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

York Guildhall
St. Helen's Square
York
North Yorkshire
YO1 9QN
England

Admission

Free

Website

http://jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/

What will you draw over at DIG?

The Big Draw: Our World

  • 18 October 2014 12-3pm

We’ll be exploring the theme Our World, with a celebration of York’s rich historical past and changing urban landscape – what did the city look like in Roman, Viking, Medieval and Victorian times?

How has our environment changed? What will you draw?!

Book your place today: call 01904 615505

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Where

DIG: An Archaeological Adventure
St Saviourgate
York
North Yorkshire
YO1 8NN
England

Admission

Normal Admission Prices Apply

Website

http://digyork.com/visit-dig/

What spooky goings-on will you discover at Barley Hall?

Haunted Hall

  • 30 — 31 October 2014 5-7pm

Enjoy a spine-chilling night as you explore Barley Hall by candlelight in the company of a cast of creepy characters – with surprises in store and frights galore, this is an evening of fun for kids both big and small!

Suitable for children. Tour starts every 30 minutes.

Admission includes hot chocolate for all and gift bag for each child.

Pre-booking essential, avoid disappointment by calling 01904 615505

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

£6 adults, £4 child

Website

http://barleyhall.co.uk/visit-barley-hall/

Enjoy the festivities in a genuine medieval setting.

Barley Hall Festive Market

  • 27 — 30 November 2014

With hand crafted items and unique gifts, plus enjoy winter warmers, traditional wine and ales at our cosy tavern bar! Upgrade your ticket to include access to the rest of the Hall and exhibition.

Part of the St Nicholas Fayre

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£2 adult, £1 conc, £5 family of four

Website

http://barleyhall.co.uk/

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