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.
Jorvik Viking Centre reviews
When you first go in you can see through a glass floor the remains of the Viking settlement and the guides know everything about it! They can tell you exactly what the family who lived in the house... more »
This was by far the highlight of our trip! It was just incredible and to be able to go through an entire viking village replica with outstanding attention to detail was so much fun. I'm actually... 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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