Jorvik Viking Centre, York

3.8
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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  • What we saw was unexpected, really really lovely experience, I would definitely come back to this place.  more »
  • Thought provoking and well presented. No queue to get in. Children especially will enjoy the ride. The skeletons and what we know about them was fascinating.  more »
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  • Was very interesting but then I like history. Car ride was good fun especially if you have kids. Mechanical models are very lifelike. £12 per adult which isn't too bad however was only in the whole centre 40 minutes
  • Great place, really informative. I hadn't visited for years, since I was at school in fact but we wasn't disappointed and the ten year olds loved it. Great interactive experience. My only criticism was it's over too soon. Would like to see the museum section extended so the visit could be longer.
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