JORVIK On Tour – Special Exhibitions 2016/17

Don’t miss your last chance to discover Jorvik: Home and Abroad, our special exhibition celebrating the continued impact of the Vikings.

home and abroad

Jorvik: Home and Abroad

Adults £5*, Conc. £3*, Children (0-15) Free

10am – 5pm, Mon-Sun 

Open until 5th March 

Located at the St Mary’s church in Coppergate, this JORVIK on Tour exhibition 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.

Working in partnership with York Museums Trustdiscover 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.

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

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

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Explore Viking Trade

Explore details of our previous JORVIK: on Tour exhibitions


life and death


Jorvik: Life and Death

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!



treasures and belief

Jorvik: Treasures and Belief

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.