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Major City Centre development plans launched – including a new world class Roman attraction

26th June, 2019

Major City Centre development plans launched – including a new world class Roman attraction

Ambitious proposals have been unveiled to redevelop three buildings on Rougier Street, in York City Centre, and replace them with an iconic mixed use development including a globally unique Roman visitor attraction.

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Residents ‘escape’ from JORVIK Viking Centre in new interactive app

19th February, 2019

Residents ‘escape’ from JORVIK Viking Centre in new interactive app

The world-famous residents of JORVIK Viking Centre – from the huntsman with his canine to the poor gentleman who has been straining on the latrine for the last 35 years – are set to escape the confines of the recreated Viking-age street this half term (20 – 27 February 2019)!  York-based New Moon Studios has created an augmented reality app that brings the characters to life at different venues around the city!

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Forget The Handmaiden’s Tale – Shield Maidens arrive in York to tell their story at JORVIK Viking Festival

15th February, 2019

Forget The Handmaiden’s Tale – Shield Maidens arrive in York to tell their story at JORVIK Viking Festival

Here come the girls – and they are armed to the teeth!  Straight from the Viking sagas, visitors to York this February will see Norse warrior women fighting alongside – and occasionally leading – male warriors, as the JORVIK Viking Festival explores the untold stories of women in the Viking age.

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Magical relics join displays at JORVIK Viking Centre’s celebration of Viking women

13th February, 2019

Magical relics join displays at JORVIK Viking Centre’s celebration of Viking women

The importance of the mystical Viking role of ‘seer’ is being retold at JORVIK Viking Centre with the arrival of a series of artefacts discovered in the Isle of Man and Orkney to coincide with this year’s theme for JORVIK Viking Festival – the untold story of women in the Viking age.

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York’s Viking Sock Becomes Part of ‘A History of the North in 100 Objects’

6th August, 2018

York’s Viking Sock Becomes Part of ‘A History of the North in 100 Objects’

The unique Viking sock, crafted in the tenth century ago using the traditional nalebinding technique, and preserved in York’s waterlogged soil for over 1000 years, has been named one of the most important artefacts in the North.  ‘A history of the North in 100 objects’ is a new initiative that encourages visitors to explore history’s greatest treasures as part of the Great Exhibition of the North.

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“It’s quite Norse, that!” – Viking flavours create new taste for botanical gin

27th June, 2018

“It’s quite Norse, that!” – Viking flavours create new taste for botanical gin

A unique collaboration between JORVIK Viking Centre and York Gin is set to have tastebuds tingling this month with the launch of Jorvik Botanicals, an exclusive new gift pack which provides the consumer with a delicious flavour of 10th century York.

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JORVIK’s Marketers Storm National Awards and Brings Back the Gold!

17th April, 2018

JORVIK’s Marketers Storm National Awards and Brings Back the Gold!

York-based marketing team for the world-famous visitor attraction wins national gong for their work on the promotion of the re-imagined experience at the annual CIM Marketing Excellence Awards in London.

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One year on and JORVIK shows that the Vikings continue to be a tourism magnet for York

10th April, 2018

One year on and JORVIK shows that the Vikings continue to be a tourism magnet for York

The Norse warriors and managers of JORVIK Viking Centre will be raising a celebratory glass of mead as figures are revealed for the first year since a re-imagined attraction re-opened its doors to the public.

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Watlington Hoard joins displays at JORVIK Viking Centre

9th February, 2018

Watlington Hoard joins displays at JORVIK Viking Centre

A collection from one of the most significant Viking hoards ever discovered in this country has gone on display at the JORVIK Viking Centre.

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More Awards Success for JORVIK’s ‘Return of the Vikings’ Marketing Campaign

10th January, 2018

More Awards Success for JORVIK’s ‘Return of the Vikings’ Marketing Campaign

The successful relaunch campaign for the world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre has been shortlisted in two categories in the prestigious national Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Marketing Excellence Awards 2018.

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