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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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York Helmet Returns to Coppergate

9th March, 2017

York Helmet Returns to Coppergate

One of York’s historic treasures is set to return to the place where it was found in April, as the York Helmet returns to Coppergate, where it will go on display at JORVIK Viking Centre for the first four weeks of its re-opening.

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Royal Patronage For Campaign Canute as Fundraising Reaches Key Milestone

26th January, 2017

Royal Patronage For Campaign Canute as Fundraising Reaches Key Milestone

The news of The Prince of Wales’s patronage comes as Campaign Canute has raised over £1 million

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Preparing for a New Era: One Year After the Floods Inundated JORVIK Viking Centre

27th December, 2016

Preparing for a New Era: One Year After the Floods Inundated JORVIK Viking Centre

When staff at the JORVIK Viking Centre opened for business on 27 December 2015, they had no idea how the day’s events would affect so many people

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Spreading the News: Vikings Visit Westminster Ahead of Their Return to York

3rd December, 2016

Spreading the News: Vikings Visit Westminster Ahead of Their Return to York

News of the flooding of JORVIK Viking Centre made international headlines and prompted Parliamentary debate last December

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New JORVIK Trailer Hails the Return of the Vikings

21st November, 2016

New JORVIK Trailer Hails the Return of the Vikings

A new video hailing the return of the Vikings premièred at 12 noon on Monday 21 2016, as JORVIK Viking Centre prepares to re-open on 8 April 2017.

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Giant Axe Heralds the Return of the Vikings

24th October, 2016

Giant Axe Heralds the Return of the Vikings

The Vikings were not known for their subtle arrivals, so it is little wonder that the return of the Vikings should be forewarned in spectacular style

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