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Jorvik Viking Centre

The Jorvik Viking Centre allows visitors to journey through the reconstruction of Viking-Age streets as they would have looked 1000 years ago. Travel on board the time machine to a viking settlement. See a Viking blacksmith furnace, the lives of the fishers, farmers and families of the era.

The exhibition is based completely on archaeological facts – from the layout of the houses, the working craftsmen, the language of the gossiping neighbours, to the smells of cooking and the cesspit! Be warned Jorvik is a multi sensory museum and viking life didn't also smell too good!

Newly commissioned studies of a viking female have allowed the centre to produce information on the diseases, diet and afflictions of of the people.

All aspects of life are covered from jewellery to weapons, and the effect of the vikings on our lives today.


Visiting Jorvik Viking Centre

Opening Times

1st April – 24th October: 10am-5pm (last admission)
25th October – 3rd November: 10am to 5:00pm (last admission)
4th November – 31st March: 10am-4pm (last admission)
School Holiday opening Hours may be slightly extended.
Closed 24th, 25th & 26th December


Adult £9.95
Child £6.95


Gift Shop


Only one wheelchair user can access Jorvik at any one time due to Health & safaety regulations. Booking in advence is required. Jorvik is unable to accommodate mobility scooters,

Contact Jorvik Viking Centre


Website: Jorvik Viking Centre