Jorvik Viking Centre | Day Out With The Kids

Jorvik Viking Centre

4 star Rating 4 / 5 2 reviews

York, North Yorkshire, England

  • Jorvik Viking Centre
  • Jorvik Viking Centre
  • Jorvik Viking Centre

Attraction Information

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Ages: 4+

Venue type: Indoor

Turn your next family day out into a discovery expedition back in time as you delve into York’s fascinating Viking legacy at JORVIK Viking Centre. This is your chance to come up-close with a unique collection of 1,000 year old artefacts, learn through cutting-edge technology, and chat to some friendly Viking hosts.

You and your little time-travelling archaeologists are invited to explore the 10th century Viking-Age City complete with all its sights, sounds and smells. You’ll see some of the world’s rarest Viking artefacts - from jewellery and socks, to frying pans, and even a fossilised Viking poo; it doesn’t get any more real that that!

Another must-do part of your visit at JORVIK Viking Centre is the Coppergate site. There you’ll discover the best of modern archaeology, starting with a fully immersive display taking you back to the dig in the 1970s. It’s going to be a fun and educational day out for the whole family!

  • Must-see attraction in York
  • Entertaining and educational
  • Meet friendly Viking hosts


  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Coppergate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9WT, England


Click here to visit Jorvik Viking Centre's website
01904 615505

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

April - October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

November - March
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
New Year's Eve 10:00 - 14:00
New Year's Day 10:00 - 16:00
Closed on 24th - 26th December 


General Admission
Adults: £12.50
Kids (5-16): £8.50
Concessions: £10.50
Family of 4: £34.00
Family of 5: £38.00

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Guest suitability

Wheelchair users are strongly advised to book in advance.


Very interesting!

4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by JoyfullyAmy . 10.05.17

Came here with my family. Everything is displayed very well. It was exciting to see original findings from the vikings. The ride in the capsules through the centre is very educational and interesting. You feel immersed in the viking world. It was short but good! There wasn't too much to see after that but they did have a great area for children to dig and find artefacts. Friendly staff explained very well about the artefacts in the cases. Very cool skeletons as well. Great fun for the whole family.

Fascinating tour of Viking times

4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by Worcester Wanderer . 19.04.17

We visited Jorvik Viking Centre just after it re-opened after a major refurbishment. Found the ride around the viking village brilliant, but the displays at the end were not as exciting. Highly recommend for older children / teenagers - not too much to keep younger children excited. Great value for money though and highly educational.