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…
The world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre will reopen on Saturday 8th April 2017 after a multi-million pound re-imagining.
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.
Free admission for 12 months is included in your ticket. Consider the Jorvik Passport that gives you entry to all Jorvik attractions.
Delve into history on the Coppergate archaeological dig that will throw light onto what happened in York many years ago.