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Due to the coronavirus situation, the details on our education pages are all subject to change. Please sign up to our Learning mailing list to get the latest news on our digital learning offer and available school visits programme or view our latest newsletter here. If you have an urgent enquiry, contact our Reservations department directly by phone (01904 615505) or email (schools@yorkat.co.uk).

Visiting JORVIK Viking Centre for Schools

On this page you can find all necessary information for your class’s visit to JORVIK Viking Centre, including opening times and duration, pricing and payment information and facilities. You can also download our handy downloadable teachers’ guide that contains everything you need to know about planning a successful visit to JORVIK.

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Policy

Following government guidance, we have introduced a number of new measures to keep school visitors to JORVIK Viking Centre safe, including restricting the number of people in the attraction, ensuring social distancing and adding extra cleaning and hygiene precautions for visitors, staff and volunteers.

Our procedures have gained the ‘Good to Go’ certification from Visit England, so visitors can be assured that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines. Our website offers further information on these measures, under Social distancing and safety, but we require all schools intending on visiting the attractions to make use of the COVID-19 Advice for Visiting Schools document, which contains important information for teachers undertaking a school trip with us.

Important Update

Tier 3

Given the current COVID-19 situation and to help keep pupils, students and staff safe, we are unfortunately unable to accept school visits from Tier 3 restricted areas. For any pre-booked visits and schools who get placed in the Tier 3 category we are able to offer you a fabulous Virtual Viking package as an alternative and we will endeavour to book these sessions on the same day as your original visit. For further details see here.

However, should you wish to move your booking to an alternative date we would also be more than willing to accommodate this.

Please talk to a member of our Reservations team to discuss options and availability.

Opening Times

Our opening times are subject to change at present and the latest times can be viewed here.

When making your booking with our Reservations team, you will be offered a schedule with a time of entry to JORVIK Viking Centre. School visits schedules are currently being offered between the times of 10am and 3pm.

We ask that you arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to complete paperwork and for our friendly Viking guides to introduce your visit.

Duration

Your visit to JORVIK Viking Centre will last approximately 1 hour.

Workshops last approximately 45 minutes. JORVIK workshops are held at our sister attraction DIG, 5-minutes walk from JORVIK Viking Centre and time to walk between the attractions will be built into your schedule of activities.

 

Prices from September 2020

These prices take effect for all educational visits booked from September 2020.

Attractions (Single Admission Tickets and Joint Admission).

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Prices1 Site2 Sites3 Sites**
School Child£4.00£7.00£9.00
Teacher*£4.30£8.00£9.50

*One teacher free with every 6 child places booked. **Schools do not have to visit all three attractions on the same day.

Prices may be subject to change. Please contact our Reservations team to confirm prices at the time of booking.

Workshop prices

(charged in addition to attractions admission)

To complement your visit to JORVIK Viking Centre, choose to add a fun, Viking-themed workshop to your schedule, designed to spark your pupils’ interest and develop their knowledge. Our current workshop offer for JORVIK can be seen here and all workshops cost £2 per child*, with teachers attending free.

*JORVIK workshops are held at our sister attraction DIG, 5-minutes walk from JORVIK Viking Centre. The workshop price grants admission to the DIG classrooms only.

Payment Options

The following payment methods are accepted:

  • In advance: over the phone with our Reservations team
  • On arrival: by cash, card or cheque
  • By invoice: after your visit (UK addresses only)

Please bring your booking confirmation with you when you arrive for your visit.

Lunch Spaces

School groups visiting JORVIK Viking Centre are welcome to use our lunch space or garden at DIG for no additional cost. The inside lunch space at DIG has space for 35 people.

Please note that pre-booking is essential.

Facilities at JORVIK

Male, female and accessible toilets are available at JORVIK. These are located before the ride, and are limited to one facility of each type. It is highly recommended that you make alternative arrangements to use public facilities ahead of your entry to JORVIK so as not to impact on your visitor experience. If you have a booking at DIG more comprehensive facilities are available there.

Unfortunately there are no storage facilities at this site and personal belongings should be kept with their owners at all times.

Accessibility

JORVIK Viking Centre is completely accessible for people who are wheelchair users although fire regulations require that we permit no more than one person who uses a wheelchair into the building. It is essential for you to inform us of any pupils or staff who are wheelchair users in your group when you are making your booking so that we can guarantee access and support on your arrival. Please let our Reservations team know of any additional access needs your group may have as we have a range of resources we can supply should you require them. You can learn more about our access provision at JORVIK Viking Centre here.

Risk Assessments

On our Risk Assessments page you can find a full list of risk assessments for all of our attractions and workshops.

Code of Conduct

Please ensure your pupils respect other visitors, museum objects and attraction staff.
Staff reserve the right to ask visitors to leave if their behaviour disrupts the experience of others in the attraction.

Feedback and Evaluation

After your visit, we appreciate feedback from schools to help us assess our educational packages. If you wish to provide feedback, please download and complete the form here.

Place a booking or for any further questions

Call or email our Reservations team on 01904 615505 or email schools@yorkat.co.uk.

If you wish to place a booking, ensure you give us your preferred dates for your visit ready to check for availability, and let us know how many children you are booking for. If you are making an enquiry about a session, please let us know the age of your pupils and any special education needs they might have so we can tailor your package to your requirements.

Please bear in mind that the Reservations phone line can become very busy during term time, particularly during lunches and immediately after school – thank you for your patience.