JORVIK Viking Festival Voyage to York next February half term to be immersed in Viking culture, with loads of events for the whole family!
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)
With an updated ride experience and state-of-the art galleries showcasing the unique collection of 1,000-year-old artefacts, visit JORVIK Viking Centre to discover York’s fascinating Viking legacy. Travel around 10th century York, experiencing what it was like to live in the city. The sights, sounds and even the smells of the Viking Age are brought vividly back to life as you journey back 1,000 years.
At JORVIK Viking Centre you are standing on the site which revealed some of the most astounding discoveries in modern archaeology. Get up-close with some of the most beautiful and rare Viking artefacts in the world, from delicate earrings and socks to frying pans and padlocks and even a fossilised Viking poo! Dig deeper into the Viking story of York using the latest in cutting-edge technology located throughout the centre and the opportunity to handle real artefacts whilst talking to the friendly Viking hosts.
Opening times are –
April – October: 10am-5pm (last admission)
November –March: 10am-4pm (last admission)
Go online to purchase tickets that include free admission for 12 months. Consider the Jorvik Pastport that gives you entry to all five Jorvik attractions and this 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