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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
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
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available Nearby
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Coppergate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9WT, England
Click here to visit Jorvik Viking Centre's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
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
Kids (5-16): £8.50
Family of 4: £34.00
Family of 5: £38.00
Assistance/Guide Dogs only
Wheelchair users are strongly advised to book in advance.
Fascinating tour of Viking times
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.
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.