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Jorvik Viking Centre

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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... What’s...more
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19 Coppergate | Coppergate Shopping Centre, York YO1 9WT, England
+44 1904 615505
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Reviewed today

The initial space is good, with videos of the original dig when the site was first discovered and a floor of a building under a glass walkway. The trip around Jorvik was excellent, really well put together. The exhibits where very good and well described,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Russell J
Reviewed today

This is really worth a visit. Since being revamped, it is an exciting venue, really bringing the past to life. Buy the annual passport, as you get five museums for a whole year.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A bit pricey to get in £11, but a good insight Into Viking life and the mannequins are so lifelike it's almost hard to believe they aren't

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sean246
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our first visit since the reopening very impressed with the ride back in time authentic looking buildings and figures

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank traveller175England
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We wanted something to do for a couple of hours in York. The brochure said it would take 2 to 3 hours to get round the exhibition. 40 minutes and we were in and out. It was OK but not worth the £10 each admission...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank neilclarke911
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the viking centre but the first room you enter needs to be improved. We couldn't hear the voice over the video that was paying as two members of staff were chatting amongst them selves right next to the screen and the echo...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lisalisalisaoioioi
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place for families couples friends or solo visits. Great historical place you feel like you are transported back to the era. Gives an easy understanding of where we have all come from. The displays are fantastic so life like . Staff very informative helpful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank margaretruthw
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I first visited Jorvik Viking Centre as a school trip back in 1984 and absolutely loved it. I adore history and so to get the chance to visit again whilst in York, staying at The Grand Hotel (see my review for this), was a real...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bazzauk
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great time visiting here. Although tge libe ti get in is quite long the artifacts are quite enjoyable and well presented

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank squeaks0705
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The first room with the archeological findings were not as interesting for the kids. There is one computer where the kids can pretend to be archeologists, but it is slow and they had to wait for a long while. The ride that shows the life...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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29 October 2018|
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Response from Chris C | Reviewed this property |
1-2 hours if you take in everything. Long queues on holidays, consider fast track.
26 October 2018|
Response from Stan A |
I'm not sure, but why not ring/email? They answer quickly.
23 October 2018|
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Response from kristenwanvik | Reviewed this property |
Avoid noon-ish if you can. After 14:00 seems good. I also got the impression that the high season ends oktober, so hopefully there are not that many visitors. Be aware that you can book online for a specific time that... More
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