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Jorvik Viking Centre

19 Coppergate | Coppergate Shopping Centre, York YO1 9WT, England
+44 1904 615505
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
19 Coppergate | Coppergate Shopping Centre, York YO1 9WT, England
+44 1904 615505
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Reviewed today via mobile

We queued for an hour to get into this 'must see' attraction. It's hugely overpriced for what it is and feels terribly dated, even though it's had some multimedia bits and bobs added since it opened decades ago. I just didn't feel there was any...More

Thank Nicefoodnowplease
Reviewed yesterday

Arrived and saw the queues outside and was a bit worried so decided to book online. Actually stood outside and booked online to go in at 2pm. Arrived at 2pm and went up the booked ticket queue and straight in just showing reference on phone....More

Thank Buckko
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I came here as a kid and have now come back with my kids, brilliant - as magical as I remember it. Fascinating. Queues are horrendous so book advance tickets to avoid waiting. It just doesn't seem to last long enough!

Thank CLFoster
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whilst it isn't bad, it could be so much more than it is. And the price would suggest it should be much more than it is.

Thank Euan B
Reviewed yesterday

What an excellent experience. The costumed staff were very helpful and well informed. We booked on line for a timed entrance which saved a lot of waiting

Thank Laurence J
Reviewed yesterday

This is really a must to see for visitors to York. The rides could not be faulted, in my opinion and, together with the nos and smells of the depicted era, all in all, was excellent value for money. Anyone intending to visit this attraction...More

Thank TheGuys9
Reviewed yesterday

The ride was very good with some sensory surprises. Staff are all friendly and make the experience special. General admission is valid for 1 year which was a nice touch

Thank Ricky C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great time. We didn't book in advance so had to queue for about 20 minutes so wasn't too bad. You sit in pods and it takes you around a moving exhibition telling the story of Viking York with the commentary coming out of the seat...More

Thank Janet W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautifully renovated showing cleverly Viking life as it must have been. The Centre has been renovated to a much higher standard that previously

Thank Sheilafriends
Reviewed 2 days ago

Although we have been before the Jorvik centre still amazes me and we are definitely pleased that they have brought back the viking spirit back to life

Thank Philtonteg
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24 July 2017|
Response from JORVIKVikingCentre | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. We would recommend pre-booking your visit, as it allows you to pick a time that is convenient to you and by 'Fast-Tracking' you can bypass the queue and head straight back in time to Viking-age... More
23 July 2017|
Response from JORVIKVikingCentre | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Yes, JORVIK is included in the York Pass but unfortunately you are not able to pre-book Fast-Track entry to the centre when using the York Pass. We would recommend arriving early or later in... More
19 July 2017|
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Response from JORVIKVikingCentre | Property representative |
Thank you for your question and apologies for the delay responding. There are no weight restrictions on the ride experience however there is a lap bar which has to lock in place. If for any reason the lap bar will not lock... More