JORVIK On Tour – Special Exhibitions 2016

Don’t miss your last chance to discover three of our special exhibitions celebrating the continued impact of the Vikings.

Located at three iconic venues across the city, JORVIK on Tour continues to showcase the lasting impact of Vikings in York whilst JORVIK Viking Centre undergoes its multi-million pound re-imagining following the flooding in December 2015.

Please note: this exhibition will close at 12:30pm on Tues 24th Jan for a special event but will reopen as normal from Weds 25th. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Using artefacts from the JORVIK collection, each JORVIK on Tour exhibition explores a specific aspect of Viking life and culture and give you the chance to get up-close and personal with the Norse inhabitants of the city from 1,000 years ago.

These special exhibitions are for a limited-time only before the reopening of JORVIK Viking Centre on 8th April 2017.

Be sure to share your experiences at each new exhibition using #JORVIKOnTour

Special Exhibitions

life and death


Jorvik: Life and Death
Keregan Room, York Theatre Royal
Mon 11am to 5pm, Tues – Sat 11am to 6pm

Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Free Entry

Located on the site of the medieval St Leonard’s Hospital, now home to the newly-refurbished York Theatre Royal, this intriguing exhibition explores the practices of those involved in providing care and remedies in the Viking period and the years that followed.

Artefacts and human remains from JORVIK reveal details about sanitation and health in the Viking city of Jorvik. With cesspits for toilets, residents would have been susceptible to all manner of diseases and parasites, with human waste uncovered by archaeologists giving us a fascinating insight into the lives of the Vikings and the things that were living in them!

Experience now before this exhibition closes 21st January 2017  

Discover Viking Medicine


home and abroad

Jorvik: Home and Abroad
York St Mary’s, Coppergate (next to JORVIK Viking Centre)
Mon – Sun 10am to 5pm

Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Adult £5* | Conc. £3* | Kids Go Free (0-15)**

Working in partnership with York Museums Trust, The JORVIK Group invites you to discover the hustle and bustle of Viking-age York in this special exhibition exploring trade, industry and everyday life in the city over 1,000 years ago.

There is also the chance to see a replica Viking-Age ship, used as a trading vessel and the opportunity to get an up-close look at precious artefacts from the JORVIK collection, all saved from the flooding of December 2015.

Please Note: Pre-booking is not currently available for this exhibition.

*Price includes a 10% Gift Aid donation, non-donation admission prices are available

** A maximum of four children with one paying adult

Explore Viking Trade


treasures and belief

Jorvik: Treasures and Belief
The Undercroft, York Minster
Mon – Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 1pm to 5pm

Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Normal Admission Prices Apply

Aptly located in the Undercroft of York Minster, home to fine examples of Early Medieval Christian art, including the Horn of Ulf and the York Gospels, this exhibition will uncover the cultural factors at play as the Viking citizens of York got to grips with a new religion whilst trying to keep hold of the beliefs from the old faith.

With artefacts from the JORVIK collection on display for the first time since December 2015 in the treasury at York Minster and Viking hosts on hand to guide you through this critical moment in our history, this exhibition is a unique experience in York this summer.

Explore now before this exhibition closes 1st January 2017

Check to see if York Minster will be open to the public before you visit.

Experience the Majesty