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Jorvik Viking Centre, York

#4 of 246 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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  • Just been here and the work and efforts gone into this attraction are brilliant.. definitely put this on your to do list in york  more »
  • This was a highlight and main purpose of the visit. Had not been for about 30 years and was SO impressed with the visit with son (taken on original visit) and grandson. The smells, sounds...  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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