Yorvik Viking Centre in York

Jorvik Viking Centre in York

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

Museum Facilities
  • Gift Shop
  • Toilets & Changing Areas
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Opening Hours

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


Adult £10.25
Child (5-16) £7.25
Concessions £8.25
Family 4 £30.95
Family 5 £32.95

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Getting To the Jorvik Viking Centre

By bus
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.

By car
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).

By bike
York is well equipped for cyclists with bike racks located throughout the city. Bikes are left at the owners risk.

On foot
Jorvik Viking Centre is within the city walls of York, the route is well signposted.

Contact Details
Coppergate Shopping Centre
19, Coppergate
Tel: 01904 615 505
Web:Jorvik Viking Centre
Upcoming Events

Jorvik Viking Festival

20th to 27th February 2019
The Jorvik Viking Destival is an annual celebration of the citys Norse heritage.
With an exciting programme of events that explore the impact of the Viking invasion on Anglo-Saxon England, including living history encampments, walks, talks, tours and of course, dramatic combat performances, there is something for everyone at JORVIK Viking Festival.
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