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JORVIK Viking Centre

At JORVIK Viking Centre you are standing on the site of one of the most famous and astounding discoveries of modern archaeology. 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.

These incredible discoveries enabled us to build JORVIK Viking Centre on the very site where the excavations had taken place, creating a groundbreaking visitor experience where you take a journey through the reconstruction of Viking-Age streets and experience life as it would have been in 10th century York.

Discover Viking York

The remains of 1,000 year old houses are revealed beneath your feet, objects taken from the excavations are explored and Viking-age timbers are brought before your eyes.

 With an updated ride experience and state-of-the art galleries showcasing our unique collection of Viking artefacts visit the newly re-imagined JORVIK Viking Centre and discover York’s fascinating Viking legacy.

What’s New for 2017?

  • New Ride experience with the sights, sounds and of course, smells, of the Viking-Age
  • Updated historical interpretation, showcasing the cultural ‘melting pot’ of 10th century York
  • The latest, cutting edge technology bringing the Viking period to life!
  • The ride experience is now available in the following languages:

 

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Polish

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