Jorvik Viking Centre
Coppergate, York, YO1 9WT
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- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, History, Sightseeing
Best for Families - Expert review of Jorvik Viking Centre
They came, they saw, they brutally conquered. Around 1,000 year ago, the Vikings arrived on the bank of the River Ouse, established one of their most important settlements in Europe and named it Jorvik.
Substantial parts of their fantastic settlement were then unearthed in the late 1970’s when digging the foundations of the rather dull Coppergate Shopping Centre and one of York's most popular and dynamic attractions was born. Great for all ages, a high-tech reception area offers a brief introduction to these feared Scandinavian invaders, followed by a full sensory ‘flying’ capsule journey through the recreated settlement streets and homes. Once back on foot, the costumed staff make sure there’s plenty more to engage as they describe and demonstrate various aspects of life for the everyday Viking in York. Recently improved, there’s now even a place to check your Viking lineage.
Adults £8.95, concessions £7.00, children £6.00 (under 5's free), family tickets from £26.00.
Keep your ticket once entry has been paid and you can return as many times as you like during the following 12 months.
Accepts Yorkshire and YAT passes (See the Sights and attractions section on my York insider tips page for more details).
More information on Jorvik Viking Centre:
- Price guide:
- Archaeological site, Architectural site, Museum
- Coppergate, York, YO1 9WT
- +44 1904 615 505
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Daily 10am-5pm (summer), 10am-4pm (winter).
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Viking Age, Norse, Vikings