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Jorvik Viking Centre

4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)
  • York
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries, Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

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
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Opening hours

Opening hours vary, please see attractions website for full details


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

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

01904 615505



Click here to visit Jorvik Viking Centre's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Jorvik Viking Centre has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Jorvik Viking Centre has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, Jorvik Viking Centre is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Wheelchair users are strongly advised to book in advance. Pushchairs will not fit on our ride, and cannot be brought into our gallery area because of our new one way system, so will have to be stored, but they can be collected at the end of your visit.

Yes, Jorvik Viking Centre have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only


Very interesting! 4 out of 5 stars

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 out of 5 stars

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.

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