The world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre is a must-see for visitors to the city of York and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK outside London.

At JORVIK Viking Centre you are standing on the site of one of the most famous and astounding discoveries of modern archaeology. Between the years 1976-81 archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust revealed the houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking-Age city of Jorvik as it stood nearly 1,000 years ago. Encounter the old-Norse speaking citizens, see inside their houses and back yards, experience a blast of smoke from blacksmith's furnace and enjoy the smell of home-cooked stew inside the home of the amber worker.  

Contact and Getting Here

Coppergate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9WT

01904 615505

Opening times


1st April - 3rd Novembe : 10am - 5pm (last admission)


4th November - 31st March: 10am - 4pm (last admission)

During JORVIK Viking Festival, Christmas, and school holiday periods opening times may vary.

October half-term

25th October to 3rd November: 10am to 5:30pm (last admission)

February half-term & JORVIK Viking Festival

14th to 22nd February 2015: 10am to 6pm (last admission)

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