Hop aboard JORVIK’s improved ride experience and be transported back in time over 1,000 years with 22 new animatronics across the recreation!
19 Coppergate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9WT
Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres
Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s
(based on family of 4)
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…
Hop aboard JORVIK’s 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.
The centre’s 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.
Family tickets can be purchased that include free admission for 12 months inclusive in your ticket. Consider the Jorvik Pastport that gives you entry to all Jorvik attractions and is priced at £55 for a family of four or £60 for a family of five.
We visited Jorvik with a party of two adults, teenager and eight year old. We all enjoyed it enormously. Whilst queuing to get in, we were entertained by reinactors who did a great job of informing us about viking life. Once inside we had a splendid ride in a train which took us through the viking settlement with a good voiceover explaining everything. Animatronics were used to great effect to portray the viking settlers, such as merchants, fishermen etc. After this we were able to look at the real artefacts (nothing less than 1000 years old we were told). We saw everything from shoes to coins. Again there was a reinactor to explain everything. We were treated to a great talk about the viking money system, which the eight year old especially enjoyed. Thank you to all at the Jorvik Viking centre for a great visit.
10:03 AM April 16, 2018