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Jorvik Viking Centre

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The year is AD960 and the last Viking King in Jorvik, Eric Bloodaxe, has been banished. The city is thriving with a flourishing manufacturing centre and wide trading links. There are new buildings, new peoples and new stories to be told... What’s...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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19 Coppergate | Coppergate Shopping Centre, York YO1 9WT, England
+44 1904 615505
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All reviews glass floor viking york fast track viking times viking age sights and smells pre book time slot all ages well worth a visit value for money on display york pass ride queue animatronics exhibits
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We'd been several months ago initially and spent quite a while there looking at lots of exhibits and info. This time we came back for another go on the ride and it was good. Perhaps being more relaxed as we'd been before we seemed to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had no idea what to expect. Staff in Viking character will answer any questions you may have on Vikings before and after you take a ride to see, and smell, how the Vikings lived in York

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't miss this unique ride if in York. Very well done - sit back, relax & enjoy the experience in comfort whilst learning about the Vikings from the past. You can use your ticket for 12 months so we did the ride again the following...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 746ballfamily746
Reviewed 2 days ago

enjoyed a visit to the centre last weekend. It's the first time i've visited without being part of a school party. I like how the staff dress as viking villagers and are more than happy to stand and chat and answer your questions. the glass...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank timezonetraveller
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Jorvik Viking Centre! The ride was lots of fun and a unique and engaging way to view the exhibits. Interesting Viking artifacts in the museum and it was fun getting my very own ‘Viking coin’ made. Enjoyed this place...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank B6176KUamyb
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went to the Viking Centre expecting to have a giggle. I did, but I also learnt more than I expected about life in Jorvik during Viking times. Really interesting exhibition, fun for all ages, plenty of character actors wandering around to answer your questions...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NLO123
Reviewed 3 days ago

When we first visited the Viking Centre many many years ago and was a portacabin and a series of lollipops sticks in a muddy patch. Our return visit was a full-blown Viking experience with an amazing ride which makes you feel you are back in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Judith B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went here during our visit to the Christmas markets and it turn out to be a very enjoyable few hour visit we would recommend it it’s well worth a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank refetee1
Reviewed 5 days ago

We originally visited the Jorvik Viking Center over 20 years ago and it has changed much in the new facility. It has gotten better! I very much appreciated the demonstration of the Viking artifacts after the "ride" through the animatronics village. Very much a multi-sensory...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LivingTheWidth
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had wanted to visit this museum and visitor attraction for some time and were not disappointed. There are plenty of finds discovered on the site, part of which is on view below a glass floor. There is a very interesting depiction of the ancient...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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29 October 2018|
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Response from Chris C | Reviewed this property |
1-2 hours if you take in everything. Long queues on holidays, consider fast track.
26 October 2018|
Response from Stan A |
I'm not sure, but why not ring/email? They answer quickly.
23 October 2018|
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Response from kristenwanvik | Reviewed this property |
Avoid noon-ish if you can. After 14:00 seems good. I also got the impression that the high season ends oktober, so hopefully there are not that many visitors. Be aware that you can book online for a specific time that... More
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