Jorvik Viking Centre
The Jorvik Centre is a must-see attraction in York created on the actual site of an archaeological dig revealed York's past history.
Between the years 1976-81 archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust, an independent educational charity, revealed the houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking-Age city of Jorvik as it stood nearly 1,000 years ago.
The discoveries enabled JORVIK Viking Centre to create a groundbreaking visitor experience, taking you on a journey through the reconstruction of Viking-Age streets and experience life as it would have been in 10th century York.
The newly update ride experience and reenvisioned art galleries present a fascinating glimpse into the lives of viking York
April – October: 10am-5pm (last admission)
November –March: 10am-4pm (last admission)
JORVIK will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Opening hours on New Year’s Eve: 10am-2pm, New Year’s Day: 11am-4pm
Child (5-16) £7.25
Family 4 £30.95
Family 5 £32.95
The Rawcliffe Park & Ride bus picks up and drops off just close to the Coppergate Shopping Centre, where the Jorvik Viking Centre is based. More information visit the First Group Park and Ride site.
The nearest car park is the Castle car park, just a five minute walk away (for Sat Nav Users, Castle Car Park Postcode: YO1 9SA).
York is well equipped for cyclists with bike racks located throughout the city. Bikes are left at the owners risk.
Jorvik Viking Centre is within the city walls of York, the route is well signposted.