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Jorvik Viking Centre
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #19 of 209 things to do in York
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Return of the Vikings – JORVIK Reopens 8th April 2017 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... The world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre will reopen on Saturday 8th April 2017 after a multi-million pound re-imagining following the devastating flooding in 2015. What’s New? •A New Ride experience with the sights, sounds and of course, smells, of the Viking-Age •Updated historical interpretation, showcasing the cultural ‘melting pot’ of 10th-century York •The latest cutting edge technology bringing the Viking period to life! Hop aboard our improved ride experience and be transported back in time over 1,000 years! You will discover the impact of international trade on Viking-Age York, including the evolution of a multicultural society in the city, as it’s not just trade goods that flowed into Jorvik but people from across the globe! Plus, with 22 new animatronics across the recreation there is something new to see around every corner. Our gallery experiences have been completely updated, with new display cases allowing you to get up close to the astounding Viking artefacts that inspired the creation of JORVIK. You will have the chance to dig deeper into the Viking story of York using the latest in cutting-edge technology located throughout the centre.
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

What a wonderful experience. The ride thru the centuries was so interesting and very enjoyable because one did not have to walk it. They even do the smells of the time to make it more realistic.

Thank Carole M
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

This was an interesting museum with a unique approach to the information. We all enjoyed learning about this part of the history of the area and the VIkings.

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

always wanted to go here but wasn't sure what to expect as I hadn't researched about it, it is not a museum in the classic sense (what i expected) but a very in depth look and experience of Viking life in the ancient City of York. I was like a very slow rollercoaster round the town but then only a couple of exibits and then out into the shop. It is very well made and informative, my 3yo loved it

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Quite an amazing place but it has to be said that the people walking around the place in costume actually looked authentic and exactly how I would image vikings to look,the electric chair ride through a mock viking vilage was unbelievable and you really need to do it at least once.

Thank Steven D
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Throughout organising our holiday we promised ourselves a trip to the Jorvik Viking centre. How disappointed were we!!! Seriously thought it was all a joke and was waiting on Jeremy beadle to jump out!! There are about 10/12 glass boxes with artefacts dug up and a glass floor you can see the excavations through, however other than that you are sat in a dolly cart with a set of speakers at your ear and driven round a poor excuse for a Viking village, not filled with real actors but filled with dummies, you learn little to nothing about real Viking life and I felt robbed and insulted when we had come full circle after around 15-20 minutes. The gift shop was also a major let-down......utter tat.!! This cost £9.95 and I would rather give £10 to a homeless drunk than pay to visit here again......an absolute insult to everything Viking related and a real let down to York itself, especially when you compare it to the cost of getting into York Minster. Absolutely shocking, would definitely not recommend this to anyone at all, whatever age, whatever nationality. Avoid...there are better things in York to spend your money on.

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