Jorvik Viking Centre

“Exciting exhibitions on the site of the remains of the city of Jorvik” - AA Inspector



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Explore York’s Viking history on the very site where archaeologists discovered remains of the city of Jorvik. See over 800 of the items discovered on site and meet the famous Jorvik Vikings in the three exciting exhibitions – journeying through a reconstruction of Viking streets. A new exhibition displays the only two skeletons found at the Coppergate excavation. Look out for special events throughout the year, including Europe’s biggest Viking Festival, held in February. Photo copyright - York Archaeological Trust.

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Jorvik Viking Centre
Coppergate, YORK, YO1 9WT
Phone : 01904 615505


  • Parking nearby
  • Wheelchair users are advised to pre-book
  • Facilities: Lift & time car designed to take wheelchair, hearing loop
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year daily, summer 10-5; winter 10-4. Closed 24-26 Dec. Opening times subject to change

About The area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.


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