Jorvik Viking Centre

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  • Address: Coppergate Centre, York YO1 9WT, England, YO1 9WT, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1904615505
  • Fax: +44-01904627097
  • Ticket Price: 10 GBP
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Social, Arts

Jorvik Viking Centre - Review

JVC museum recreates the Viking age for its visitors. York Archaeological Trust conducted several excavations in Central York and found objects and remains over thousand years old. The dig had lasted 5 long years and managed to unearth around 40,000 well preserved remains of wooden structures from the Viking City of Jorvik. These included animal pens, workshops, fences and wells. Pottery, metalwork, leather, wood, animal and plant remains were also discovered from the dig. These were found to belong to circa 900 AD.

The Trust created JVC on the very site of the excavation to exhibit the objects found. Jorvik was brought back to life again in modern day York. 

  • Visitors are taken into a time capsule and are transported back to a particular date in 975 AD. Here, the language, sights and smells you encounter are of an authentic Viking settlement. JVC employs state of the art technology and very realistic mannequins to create Norsemen.
  • The museum also holds an annual Viking festival in February inspired by the traditional Viking festival of ‘Jolablot’.
  • Apart from the Time Warp, JVC also has an exhibition area where you can view the various finds from the excavation site.

Since 2001, the museum has included some very high quality animation and technological support to enhance the authenticity of the Viking experience for its visitors.

Jorvik Viking Centre Information

  • Disabled friendly pathways and restrooms. However, safety restrictions at the JVC only allow one wheelchair user on the premises at any given time.
  • Facilities are available for the hearing impaired.
  • Audio guides during the ride are available in different languages also. Contact staff. 

Jorvik Viking Centre Ticket Prices

  • Concessions are available on family passes etc. Children (ages 5-15) £ 6.95.

How To reach Jorvik Viking Centre by Public Transport

  • Bus: Piccadilly (PE) – 10, 24, 26, 27, 45, 46, 46A, 647, X4
  • Piccadilly (PB) – 8
  • Piccadilly (PG) – 42-2, 42, 412, 415, 416

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  • Jorvik Viking Centre Address: Coppergate Centre, York YO1 9WT, England, YO1 9WT, United Kingdom
  • Jorvik Viking Centre Contact Number: +44-1904615505
  • Jorvik Viking Centre Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Jorvik Viking Centre Price: 10 GBP
  • Best time to visit Jorvik Viking Centre(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Jorvik Viking Centre: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit York include Jorvik Viking Centre in their plan

  • 58.19% of people start their Jorvik Viking Centre visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Jorvik Viking Centre

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

72.99% of people prefer walking in order to reach Jorvik Viking Centre

People normally club together Cliffords Tower and York Theatre Royal while planning their visit to Jorvik Viking Centre.

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  • So much more here than I could have hoped for. The ride is fantastic and very well done. The kids loved trying to work out the real people from the models. Excellent knowledgeable staff talking and happy to answer any questions from everyone. Worth the money so go visit now!

  • It's worth the money if you are a big Vikings fan, like me, or a historian. The highlight is the 10 minute ride through an awesome exhibit of what Viking life was like in that exact same area. It is built on the spot of a real Viking area. If you're into this sort of thing you'll find it interesting. My 2yr old cried all through the ride and, in hindsight, I wish I'd not taken her as I missed a lot. If you're not a fan, you'll be disappointed with how little there is to do for the money spent. A visit to the Castle Museum a short walk away will be a better option in that case.

  • Just brilliant! I hadn't been here since I was a child. Back then it left a lasting memory on me - especially the smell ... it was brilliant! Since then there has been a significant investment. There are csble cars taking you back to experience Viking York; it hasn't lost its charm. What makes this even better are the incredible staff. They are knowledgeable and passionate about the Viking period and bringing the experience to life. A definite must for any visitor in York.

  • If you love Vikings, you’ll LOVE JORVIK VIKING CENTRE! We enjoyed every moment here. From the story telling, to the unexpected ride, to looking through all of the old history and preserved Viking bones. It was amazing and we’ll be going back. I’d recommend to families, couples, old and young! Do it.

  • What a wonderful experience. We did not know what to expect, from the entrance to the final exit the detail and planning is a joy. The staff were very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Highly recommend to all ages.

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