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Jorvik Viking Centre

19 Coppergate | Coppergate Shopping Centre, York YO1 9WT, England
+44 1904 615505
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
19 Coppergate | Coppergate Shopping Centre, York YO1 9WT, England
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Reviewed yesterday

After a walk around the castle walls we decided to visit the Jorvik Centre. This attraction is unusual because you are carried around in something similar to a cable car. There is an on going commentary which was informative. I did find walking on glass...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The place is a good place to visit to get the history of York but one staff member assumed that I did not need to use the lift because I am not in a wheelchair or have any walking accessories and instead let a man...More

Thank Megan A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the Jorvik Viking Centre as part of our day trip in York this past January. The queue was fairly long, mostly with young families but eventually made our way in. We started on with a review of the ground floor...More

Thank SMO2015
Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed the ride although I recall it was more smelly years ago and they've made it more clean smelling? Don't really have any complaints, although my partner felt the whole experience felt a bit 'short' for the money paid.

Thank SleepingSnowLeopard
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here as one of our party had wanted to visit it for a long time. We were not disappointed. It is over ten pounds to access although we got discount vouchers from our hotel. If you go see if you can get these discount...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a brilliant activity, it was good value for money I thought, although there was only two of us, so I guess a family might find it a bit more pricey. But you could spend ages looking around at all of the artefacts, the...More

Thank Joshbrowell
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Jorvik Viking Centre was a fascinating and informative stop on our recent family holiday, we were traveling with 2 kids (12 & 9) but found it just as interesting for the adults. There are artifacts from the Viking times, re-creations and demonstrations. The “tour”...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Three of us took this tour and it was wonderful!! What an interesting tour of the Vikings and their life way back in the past. Was well put together and we all enjoyed it!! Get a pass, it will save you a lot of money...More

Thank Bobby31225
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the main reasons for our visit. Worth going to with live smells, real finds and a tide that takes you through a yorvik town during the viking times. You can tour alone or have a guide who are very informative and entertaining

Thank Angie S
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is not an ancient Viking village but a cleverly arranged man made show where one is seated in a large moving ride which passes by robotic dummies which appear realistic. The smell of viking food lies heavy in the air as you go from...More

Thank dancin_2005
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15 December 2017|
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Response from JORVIKVikingCentre | Property representative |
Hello, and thank you for your question. Some of our staff are dressed in period costume, to reflect the population of Viking-age York but none are in 'character' as such, they are simply dressed in a manner that evokes the... More
26 October 2017|
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Response from jk1955 | Reviewed this property |
I thought it sounded like Magnus Magnussen
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Response from 539ana | Reviewed this property |
Book a time slot and make sure you get in the correct que to save time. If there's two of you then one of you needs to get in the que for the ride as this part of the exhibition may not keep your child's interest for... More