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The Creation of
Campaign Canute

Campaign Canute was the fundraising campaign born out of the devastation to JORVIK Viking Centre following the flooding that affected in York at Christmas 2015, which raised over £1.5 million to re-imagine JORVIK and re-open the Viking Centre at Easter 2017, with generous donations from Trusts, organisations, and individuals.

The work of Campaign Canute goes on, raising funds to help York Archaeological Trust continue to build and enhance public engagement and develop programmes, including virtual and digital access, around the collections, stories and ongoing research.

Your donation to #CampaignCanute will help York Archaeological Trust, an independent, educational charity and the owners and operators of JORVIK, to sustain its charitable and educational mission for generations to come. Thank you for your support.


How Can I Contribute to Campaign Canute?

Simply donate a chosen amount to Campaign Canute by clicking here

Help us further by donating through Gift Aid which allows us to claim from the Government, an extra 25p for every £1 you spend.

Who’s Already Supporting Campaign Canute?

The simple answer is, people all over the world are supporting JORVIK’s fundraising effort. Since flooding in December we have been overwhelmed with the support we have received from businesses and individuals in the city of York, Yorkshire and across the UK, as well as donations from as far afield as Australia and the US.

We’ve also been fortunate enough to have the support of some very well known individuals from the Academic, TV and Literature worlds; including historian, Dan Snow, actor and all round explorer, Brian Blessed and every child’s favourite Horrible Historian, author Terry Deary. All of whom are Campaign Canute Ambassadors.

Discover what they have to say about JORVIK Viking Centre and Supporting Campaign Canute