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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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  • I'm a professional archaeologist so I visited Jorvik with high hopes. I had visited once before in the 1990s and so visited again a year ago expecting it to be much improved given that it had...  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit here. The motorized tour was very informative and gave us a very good feel of a Viking village.  more »
  • The Viking center is so fun and educational. You go on a little “ride” through a Viking city that shows a day in the life. We were able to take our 9 month old on it. It ends with a museum showcasing Viking remains and artifacts. It’s a true gem!
  • Slightly disappointed with this as a day out with the grandchildren, however I must say that this could be because of their ages (one is 3 and the other is 4 yrs). They enjoyed the ride but perhaps not enough for their age group perhaps, or this may just be my opinion. We would recommend but perhaps for older children.

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