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Jorvik Viking Centre, York

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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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  • The ride was really good and I was very pleasantly surprised by how lifelike the animatronics were and how detailed all of the sets were It was a great way to learn about Viking life, and provide... 
    The ride was really good and I was very pleasantly surprised by how lifelike the animatronics were and how detailed all of the sets were It was a great way to learn about Viking life, and provide...  more »
  • Pre-booking is advised, as the "pre-booked" queue is admitted prior to those just turning up on the day. The staff were all excellent and very informative. Ride through old Jorvik was good... 
    Pre-booking is advised, as the "pre-booked" queue is admitted prior to those just turning up on the day. The staff were all excellent and very informative. Ride through old Jorvik was good...  more »
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  • As archaeologist I recommend this place. I am admired about the quality of scientific work carry out by the center and the accuracy to explain at general public. Also the way to carry on the visitors to the Viking York very interactive. The explanations are very well documented and with the enough information, not to many not to less. A great experience even for archaeologists or general public. I strongly recommend.
  • We had a lovely time at the Jorvik centre exploring different aspects of Viking life. The ride was easy to grasp (particularly for me who prefers other more recent periods of history!) and very informative. The sensory experience created through a simulated scent, sounds, etc was great. Outside of the ride, there's lots of other bits to explore and the guides are all very helpful. I would definitely recommend!

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