The world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre is now open!
Be one of the first to discover the multi-million pound re-imagining of the JORVIK experience by pre-booking a visit now.
Hop aboard the improved ride experience and be transported back to the year AD960; Eric Bloodaxe, the last Viking King in Jorvik, has been expelled and the city is transforming itself. Visitors will discover the impact of international trade on Viking-Age York, including the evolution of a multi-cultural society in the city, as it’s not just trade goods that flowed into Jorvik but people from across the globe!
JORVIK’s gallery experiences have been completely updated, with new display cases allowing you to get up close to these precious, Viking artefacts. Visitors will have the chance to dig deeper into the Viking story of York using the latest in cutting-edge technology located throughout the centre.
JORVIK Viking Centre is proud to announce a special three- year collaboration with the British Museum.
The first items to be featured include treasures from the Halton Moor Hoard, coins of Canute as king of both England and Denmark, and a unique die, used to strike coins towards the end of his reign. Weaponry, including spearheads and a ‘pattern-welded’ sword found near Windsor will also be on display, with axe heads and stirrups of the kind used by Vikings when travelling over land on horseback.
Other exciting items on display include the exquisite jewelery discovered in Gotland, off the coast of Sweden.
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