Plan Your Visit

JORVIK Viking Centre will welcome back school groups from 1st May 2017.

This follows a multi-million re-imagining of the centre and we look forward to welcoming you back to Viking-Age York soon. To book your class in please call 01904 615505 or email schools@yorkat.co.uk.

Alternative JORVIK Experiences

In the meantime your class can discover our new Viking experience, Jorvik: Home and Abroad and you can also take advantage of our hands-on archaeology tours, Viking archaeology handling and a range of exciting Viking-themed workshops at our sister attraction, DIG.

Our Outreach and Virtual Outreach programme is still available, with the opportunity to have one of our Viking re-enactors visit your classroom, or to have your questions to a Viking answered via Skype, wherever you are in the world.

Also, our Viking Loan Box contains everything you need for a fun and interactive lesson, with replicas and activities that let the class get hands-on with the Viking Age.

For more details on future updates or for any other enquiries, please email: schools@yorkat.co.uk

Teachers booking a visit to JORVIK and DIG should remember to ask about DIG’s lunch space.

Prices

Prices JORVIK Viking Centre JORVIK with DIG, Barley Hall, Henry VII or Richard III Experiences (choose one) JORVIK with DIG, Barley Hall Henry VII or Richard III Experiences (choose two) * JORVIK with DIG, Barley Hall Henry VII and Richard III Experiences *
School Child £3.50 £6.50 £9.00 £10.00
Teacher £3.80 £7.50 £9.50 £10.00
*Schools do not have to visit three, four or all five attractions in the same day. Please contact the reservations department. Prices may be subject to change. Please call our reservations line to confirm prices at time of booking.

Workshops (Still Available)

  • £2.00 per child, or £1.50 if booked with two or more attractions.

One teacher goes free in every six school children booked.

Payment Options

To allow for any changes in group size, payment for your booking should be made on the day of your visit. The following payment methods are accepted:

  • Cash
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Switch
  • Delta
  • Cheque (payable to ‘York Archaeological Trust’).
  • Invoicing can be arranged if agreed at the time of booking.

Duration

Your visit to JORVIK Viking Centre will last approximately 1 hour
Workshops last approximately 45 minutes

Risk Assessments

JORVIK Risk Assessment 

A collection of downloadable PDF documents, including information sheets and activities are available on the Classroom Resources page.

 Additional Facilities

Disabled Toilet
Lift
Pushchair store
Toilets

Opening Times

Closed until further noitce.

Code of conduct

  • Please ensure your pupils respect other visitors, museum objects and attraction staff.
  • Staff reserve the right to ask visitors to leave if their behaviour disrupts the experience of others in the attraction.

Your tick list of things to remember:

  1. Book a free familiarisation visit to your chosen venue.
  2. Ask about our workshop programme.
  3. Before ringing the reservations line check you have the date and time of your visit ready to check for availability, preferably with a range of possible alternatives if your desired date is not available.
  4. Although we will always do our best to accommodate your group’s requirements, we are grateful for at least four weeks’ notice when booking workshops, outreach or virtual outreach.
  5. Once you have booked, check you have received your confirmation letter from us and that all of the booking details are correct.
  6. Check you have the adequate number of adults accompanying your class. York Archaeological Trust recommends a 1:6 teacher pupil ratio.
  7. If you do not cancel a booking with at least 24hrs notice you will be charged 50% of the visit total.
  8. School parties should allow one hour and fifteen minutes for a visit to JORVIK, Henry VII and Richard III Experiences, and 90 minutes for a visit to DIG. Barley Hall visit times vary according to your booking. We request that groups arrive on time; owing to high demand, late-comers may be asked to join the queue or put into another time slot. Please be aware that this may result in you having a shorter visit length than the standard visit.
  9. DIG has space for up to 35 people to eat a packed lunch, free of charge. Visitors to DIG can also eat lunch in the garden. School parties booking a ‘Fit for a King’ or our ‘Medieval Day’ all eat lunch at Barley Hall. Please note that pre-booking is essential. To book a half-hour lunch slot (between 11.00 and 14.00), please request a time when booking your visit to JORVIK, DIG, Barley Hall, Henry VII and Richard III Experiences.
  10. Please note: a maximum of 32 children can be accommodated in the ‘Fit For a King’ and ‘Tudor School’ workshops. A maximum of 20 children can be accompanied in the ‘Anglo-Saxon and Viking Costume’ workshop.
  11. When booking workshops, a minimum group size of fifteen children applies. For information on booking workshops for smaller groups, please contact our reservations team.
  12. To book a a virtual outreach session, decide whether you want to use Skype or the ja.net video conferencing service (JVCS). We recommend that you check with your IT support team to find out if your local authority blocks either of these options. If you want to use Skype we need to know your Skype ID. JVCS is available for use by all ja.net primary connected organisations, schools and their guests. You can sign in as our guest if you are not a JVCS venue. If you are a JVCS venue, we need to know your venue name. When making your booking, you will also need to book a test session (normally late afternoon Wednesday-Thursday at least two weeks prior to the date of your virtual outreach session) and will need to provide a mobile contact number.