Venue Overview

At JORVIK you stand on the site which revealed some of the most famous and astounding discoveries in modern archaeology. Between the years 1976-81, archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust found the houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking-Age city of Jorvik, as it stood 1,000 years.

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Discover History Under Your Feet

Your first experience at JORVIK is an exploration of the Coppergate Dig. Below a glass floor is a reconstruction of the excavations, surrounding you are the voices and images of the archaeologists who were involved in this revolutionary excavation and helped piece together the story of the Vikings of Jorvik.

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Explore the Viking-Age City

Experience what it was like living in the city; visiting the houses, workshops and backyards and meeting the many people who once called the city home. From Old Norse speakers descended from the Vikings of Scandinavia to Anglo-Saxons, traders from the East and new settlers from Ireland.

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Experience Amazing Artefacts

Once you’ve explored the Viking city you have the chance to see some of the incredible artefacts that were discovered at Coppergate and first inspired the creation of JORVIK. These beautiful and rare Viking artefacts include delicate earrings and socks to frying pans and padlocks and even a fossilised Viking poo!


Viking Connection

The year is AD960 and the last Viking King in Jorvik, Eric Bloodaxe, has been banished. The city is thriving with a flourishing manufacturing centre and wide trading links. There are new buildings, new peoples and new stories to be told...JORVIK introduces visitors to the Vikings who lived, worked and traded in the city over 1,000 years ago. It tells their stories through the archaeological evidence from excavations, documentation and academic research using reconstructions, interpretation, artefact display and interaction with our Viking hosts.


Visitor Information


Opening Hours

April - October: 10am-5pm (last admission)

November - March: 10am-4pm (last admission)

JORVIK is closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Opening hours on New Year's Eve: 10am- 2pm, New Year's Day: 11am-4pm

During JORVIK Viking Festival, special events and school holiday periods opening times may vary. Check the website for up to the minute information


Adult: £11                         Child: £8                      Concession: £9       

Family of 4: £32              Family of 5: £36

Free admission for 12 months with yor ticket



JORVIK Viking Centre, Coppergate, York UK YO1 9WT


Contact Details


Tel: (+44) 1904 615505


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Purpose of Organisation

JORVIK VIking Centre is owned by York Archaeological Trust, an independent charity founded in 1972, which investigates the past for the benefit of present communities and future generations. Through its five attractions, including the world famous JORVIK Viking Centre, it engages with audiences from across the UK, Europe and the World, introducing them to the archaeology of York and encouraging them to discover, explore and experience 2,000 years of York’s heritage.

Registered Charity Number 509060 (England & Wales) SCO428146 (Scotland)