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JORVIK Viking Centre

40 Years of Wows!
Location: Coppergate, York, YO1 9WT
01904 615505 Call Us
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About Us

Discover the Original Viking Encounter at JORVIK Viking Centre!

With its world-famous ride taking visitors around the sights, sounds and smells of Viking-age York, and state-of-the art galleries showcasing a unique collection of 1,000 year old artefacts, visit JORVIK Viking Centre to discover York’s fascinating Viking legacy.

Pre-booking online or by calling 01904615505 is advised.

Discover Coppergate

At JORVIK Viking Centre you are standing on the site which revealed some of the most astounding discoveries in modern archaeology. Your first experience at JORVIK is an exploration of the Coppergate Dig, with a fully immersive display taking you back to the 1970s.

Explore the Viking-Age City

Travel around 10th century York, experiencing what it was like living 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.

The Herefordshire Hoard

Loaned to York Archaeology from Herefordshire Council, the Hoard is well known for being discovered in 2015 by metal detectorists near Leominster. It is believed that 90% of the hoard has been illicitly sold on the black market, with the perpetrators since sentenced to over 23 years in prison.

The Herefordshire Hoard currently consists of 29 silver coins, unique gold jewellery, a remarkably well-preserved rock crystal pendant and a single silver ingot.

This incredible hoard will be available to view at JORVIK Viking Centre until Summer 2024!

Experience the Real Thing

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 our friendly Viking hosts.

French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Polish, Danish and Arabic commentary available on the ride. Language guides are available on our website.

Health and Safety restrictions only permit one wheelchair user into the building at any given time. Visit our website or call for information.

Educational visits

With education at the heart of JORVIK's work, we are delighted that we have now resumed school visits. Talk to our reservations team about how we can facilitate a visit to JORVIK Viking Centre whilst maintaining your class 'bubbles' for a safe, secure and hugely fun trip out of the classroom. Contact our Reservations department directly by phone (01904 615505) or email (

Alternatively, for schools unable to travel, we have created a programme of Virtual Outreach sessions, where Vikings can visit your classroom using the miracles of modern technology! Click here for full details.

Opening Times

Please check our website for up to date opening times: https://www.jorvikvikingcentre...

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