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JORVIK Group Attractions to Support Autism Awareness Hour This October

28th September, 2017

JORVIK Group Attractions to Support Autism Awareness Hour This October

Five of York’s best loved attractions will adapt their experiences to create autism-friendly experiences on Friday 6th October to support the national ‘Autism Hour’ campaign.

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The Duke of Kent KG Discovers the Return of the Vikings at Re-Imagined JORVIK Experience

14th September, 2017

The Duke of Kent KG Discovers the Return of the Vikings at Re-Imagined JORVIK Experience

JORVIK Viking Centre welcomed HRH Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent today (Wednesday 13th September 2017) to showcase the updated attraction following its multi-million re-imagining after flooding in December 2015.

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Norse-ty niffs – historic aroma packages trialled to bring Vikings smells home

24th August, 2017

Norse-ty niffs – historic aroma packages trialled to bring Vikings smells home

The unique combination of Viking-age smells is one of the most memorable features of any visit to York’s JORVIK Viking Centre, and this summer, for the first time, history enthusiasts can recreate the unique aromas of a Viking settlement in their own home in a pilot scheme using the world-famous smells developed for the Viking-themed attraction

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Digging Up Fun in Coppergate!

25th July, 2017

Digging Up Fun in Coppergate!

The Coppergate Shopping Centre, the site of one of the most famous archaeological digs of modern times, will be transformed into a hands-on archaeological adventure this week to celebrate the annual Festival of Archaeology.

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A Chance to Go Behind the Scenes to Discover the World of Archaeology!

5th June, 2017

A Chance to Go Behind the Scenes to Discover the World of Archaeology!

York Archaeological Trust is throwing open the doors to its facility on Huntington Road to showcase their impressive collection of finds from over 2,000 years of the city’s history this summer.

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Bumper Start to the Year for The JORVIK Group

1st June, 2017

Bumper Start to the Year for The JORVIK Group

The reopening of JORVIK Viking Centre has proved a huge success not only for the Viking-themed attraction, but also the four other members of The JORVIK Group of Attractions, with visitor numbers up across the board.

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“Thank Freyr!” – Viking Weather God Brings the Sunshine for the Re-opening of JORVIK Viking Centre

11th April, 2017

“Thank Freyr!” – Viking Weather God Brings the Sunshine for the Re-opening of JORVIK Viking Centre

Crowds in Coppergate were basking in the sunshine for the long-awaited re-opening of the JORVIK Viking Centre in York this morning, following its £4.3 million re-imagining. The sights, sounds and smells of 1000 years ago are now once again giving visitors an immersive experience of the Viking-age city.

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Fiery Wolf Beacon Welcomes the Return of the Vikings

2nd April, 2017

Fiery Wolf Beacon Welcomes the Return of the Vikings

The huge wicker wolf was burned as night fell in a ceremony involving Vikings carrying flaming torches at Bustardthorpe Field in York, marking just one week until the Vikings return to their home for the last 34 years – JORVIK Viking Centre. The enormous wicker totem burned bright as it was surrounded by Viking warriors and settlers.

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New Collaboration with the British Museum Brings Viking Treasures to JORVIK

20th March, 2017

New Collaboration with the British Museum Brings Viking Treasures to JORVIK

York Archaeological Trust has revealed details of a new collaboration which will see nationally-significant Viking treasures from the British Museum’s collections on display alongside artefacts uncovered in York in the new galleries at JORVIK Viking Centre

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Archbishop Explores Christian Links Within the New JORVIK Viking Centre

13th March, 2017

Archbishop Explores Christian Links Within the New JORVIK Viking Centre

Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, enjoyed a preview tour of JORVIK Viking Centre today (Monday 13 March) including reviewing how Christianity makes an appearance in the Viking displays for the first time.

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