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Jorvik Viking Centre
Ranked #37 of 216 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The new Jorvik centre is great, a fun place that can be appreciated by everyone.

I would recommend booking tickets ahead to ensure you have an entry time and skip the line - which can get very long.

Thank Andy S
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Yes it was Easter weekend but the queue was ridiculous. Waited over an hour and then took 20 minutes to go round. If staff were faster serving they could have turned that queue round much faster. I’m much need of an upgrade to meet demands of 21 century visitor.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We made the trip to York just for the Jorvik centre our youngest son is doing Viking project at school and we thought it would be great for him to see this.

We were blown away with exhibits, the knowledge of the people who work there. I will say that it’s probably best to pre book as we waited a little while to get in.

The highlight of the trip is the pod trip around a great biking village model.

Thank Robin S
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Brilliant experience - the museum tour by motorised "pod" is just amazing as you travel through a Viking encampment. The animatronics were superb - the figures are so lifelike - even the smell is authentic. All the staff are in costume and in character - they were so helpful and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Thank Julie F
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

My daughter (5) loved Jorvik. She is fascinated with horrible histories and poo!! Educational and entertaining. She wanted to back again the next day.

Thank Nic A
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