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Jorvik Viking Centre

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Address: 19 Coppergate | Coppergate Shopping Centre, York YO1 9WT, England
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+44 1904 615505
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Return of the Vikings – JORVIK Reopens 8th April 2017

The year is AD960 and...

Return of the Vikings – JORVIK Reopens 8th April 2017

The year is AD960 and the last Viking King in Jorvik, Eric Bloodaxe, has been banished. The city is thriving with a flourishing manufacturing centre and wide trading links. There are new buildings, new peoples and new stories to be told...

The world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre will reopen on Saturday 8th April 2017 after a multi-million pound re-imagining following the devastating flooding in 2015.

What’s New?

•A New Ride experience with the sights, sounds and of course, smells, of the Viking-Age

•Updated historical interpretation, showcasing the cultural ‘melting pot’ of 10th-century York

•The latest cutting edge technology bringing the Viking period to life!

Hop aboard our improved ride experience and be transported back in time over 1,000 years! You will discover the impact of international trade on Viking-Age York, including the evolution of a multicultural society in the city, as it’s not just trade goods that flowed into Jorvik but people from across the globe! Plus, with 22 new animatronics across the recreation there is something new to see around every corner.

Our gallery experiences have been completely updated, with new display cases allowing you to get up close to the astounding Viking artefacts that inspired the creation of JORVIK. You will have the chance to dig deeper into the Viking story of York using the latest in cutting-edge technology located throughout the centre.

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We visited the temporary exhibition in St Mary’s Church while the main attraction, the Jorvik Viking Centre, was closed for refurbishment. The centre is expected to reopen in... read more

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was on our list of must see things to do. however if you are a wheelchair user you need to prebook. No mobility scooter access

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the wait for when it reopens restored.. come back for this little gem! Previously a most interesting physical transportation back in time. It will be again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good place to visit. Very well presented and informative. Interesting for children and even more so for adults. Staff all very good. Will go again next time we visit York.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the temporary exhibition in St Mary’s Church while the main attraction, the Jorvik Viking Centre, was closed for refurbishment. The centre is expected to reopen in April. The staff were very friendly and informative and were dressed in Viking costumes. There is plenty to see here and lots of information. We saw how the Vikings made shoes and... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such good fun for my partner and I after Christmas a few years ago. Shame it was closed when visiting York again. Will go back again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum itself is closed for refurbishment, but there is an exhibition in the church next door. There's lots to see and at £5 to enter, wasn't too much, we thought - there are concessions for us oldies. There was plenty of staff around, all in Viking costume, who had a good knowledge of the period, and plenty of exhibits... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a relatively small exhibition, with a number of characters in period dress, offering help and information. There are activities for children on offer. Looking forward to the proper exhibition opening in April.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the much abridged centre at the nearby church as the .proper' centre was still being sorted out after last years floods. Just a taste of the Full Monty but still very interesting with a very knowledgeable team of experts. Never visited before but when the original premises have been refurbished we will be there.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped into the temporary exhibition in St Mary's church while the main attraction is still under going maintenance following the floods of 2015. What a great attraction this is, so much so we will be back when the main attraction reopens on 8th April 2017. Staff are very knowledgeable, friendly and keen to interact and the exhibits they have put... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great day here looking at various local history through time. Not sure about some of the smells !

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