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Jorvik Viking Centre, York

#4 of 248 in Museums in Yorkshire
Specialty Museum · Museum
A popular time warp experience, Jorvik Viking Centre includes excavations that first revealed the ancient city of York, a settlement from the age of the Vikings. Over 40,000 artifacts were discovered at this location, which now offers tourists a chance to see 1,000-year-old houses and backyards right beneath their feet. The center also features lifelike animated Viking figures, based on skulls found in a Viking cemetery and modeled using advanced facial reconstruction technology. Take a tour of a recreated Viking settlement before moving on to the museum area, which combines an exhibit of some 800 finds from the archeological site with interactive displays and special talks by the "Viking" staff. A visit to Jorvik Viking Centre represents just the start of the adventure when you use our York trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We visited having heard good things about it but not having done much research. We booked online prior to our visit but only a few hours beforehand (luckily there were some slots available). We used.....  more »
  • There are no words adequate enough to describe how much I enjoyed this visit. Its a definite must visit if in York. Super displays (including some "interesting smells") followed by incredibly...  more »
  • This was so fun and interesting! I couldn't believe I was seeing, hearing AND smelling Vikings. Get ready to be transported (literally) to a Viking village. The staff is also crazy friendly and knowledgeable. You can ask them virtually anything and they will give you a detailed answer. I would go back there in a heartbeat. Must see!!
  • Excellent, great staff who really set the scene. Ride through York is brilliant. Well worth going.... And... Your tickets are valid for a year after your first visit so you can always go back.

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