Plan Your Visit

To get the most out of your visit, you’ll find all of the information you need to plan your visit here. You can pre-book at any time by clicking on the Book Now button at the top of the page.

Opening Times

Our planned opening hours for 2024/25 are as follows (the time shown is last admission, closing time is 1 hour later):

23rd March – 3rd November 2024: 10am – 5pm

Except from Monday 7th – Sunday 13th October 2024 JORVIK will be closed.

4th November – 22nd December 2024: 10am – 4pm

23rd December – 5th January 2025: 10am – 5pm

Except 24th-26th of December we are closed for Christmas. 

6th of January – 16th February 2025: 10am – 4pm

17th February – 23rd February 2025: 10am – 5pm

24th February – 30th March 2025: 10am – 4pm

If you are booked into the last time slot, please arrive on time.

You can expect your visit to JORVIK to last around one hour.

Registered service animals are very welcome at all our sites. 

Pre-Booking

Pre-booking online, or by calling 01904 615505, is advisable.

We ask that you arrive on time for your visit. The time you have booked is the time we will start admitting visitors for that slot. In busy times, it may take up to 20 minutes to admit everyone who has booked that slot. Due to our controls on visitor capacity, we are not able to admit visitors who are late, but we may be able to move your visit to another time if there are spaces available.

Pre-booking & refund policy:

If you are not able to visit the attraction for your pre-booked slot we can re-book your visit for a more convenient time. We are not able to offer refunds.

Tickets and Prices

Ticket
Adult £16.50
Child £11.00
Concession £13.25
Under 5 Free
Carer Free
Family of 4 £46.00
Family of 5 £53.00

FREE admission for 12 months is included in your ticket.

View our multiple site ticket options, to gain access to multiple sites for one great price.

*We require all children (up to and including age 16) visiting JORVIK Viking Centre to be accompanied by an adult. For health and safety reasons, 1 adult may accompany up to 5 children. This is because the capsules on our ride seat up to 6 people. If your party has more than 6 people, we would need to split you over several capsules, and we need an adult to supervise each capsule.

**Maximum of 2 adults per family ticket.

You can find more information on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Prices valid as of 01/03/2024

Gift Aid

Your payment will be treated as an admission donation that entitles you and your family group to 12 months free admission from the date of visit

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can help us further by turning your donation into a Gift Aid donation at no extra cost to you, which allows us to claim an extra 25p for every £1 you spend from the Government.

Please note this only applies to individual and family tickets, not larger groups.

Discounts

We offer discounted tickets for NHS staff, members of the Armed Forces, carers and various other groups. Please note from 12th June, we are changing the way you pre-book with discounts, and you may no longer be able to book online.

Find out more here about the discounts we offer and how to redeem a discount when you visit. You must bring proof of eligibility with you, or you will be charged full price on the day.

Finding Us

JORVIK Viking Centre is located within the Coppergate Shopping Centre, right in the heart of the modern city of York.

Use this page to plan your travel to our beautiful city and your visit to JORVIK Viking Centre.

The JORVIK Viking Centre is a 20 minute walk from York Train Station and is located in the Coppergate Shopping Centre. 

When you approach JORVIK from Coppergate, it is the last unit on the right before St Mary’s Church. JORVIK is on the narrow street part of the shopping precinct – if you reach the open, circular area, you have gone too far.

When you approach from Castlegate, turn left at St Mary’s Church, keeping the open, circular area on your right, and JORVIK is the first unit on the left as you enter the narrow street part of the precinct.

Several bus services connect through York, making stops in the city centre. Visit the iTravelYork website for more information.

York’s six Park & Ride services allow you to travel to York by car, park for free in secure car parks and complete your journey into the city centre by bus. The nearest bus stop is situated on Tower Street, a two minute walk away. For timetables and more information, visit the iTravelYork website.

York is on the East Coast main line between London and Scotland. It takes less than two hours to get to York from London. Trains run every half an hour, with at least 25 direct trains each week day.

Direct rail services also run to York from many of the UK’s main regional centres. York can be reached easily from all the following stations: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Liverpool.

There are direct trains to and from Manchester International Airport and trains run every hour during the day.

Information on train times and prices is available by telephone from within the UK on 08457 48 49 50 or at the following websites:

The nearest car parks are the Castle car park, (Castle Car Park Postcode: YO1 9SA) and the Coppergate Car Park (Piccadilly, York YO1 9NX) both of which are short stay. For longer stay car parks the nearest is St. Georges Field Car park (Tower St, York YO10 4AB). 

FREE, secure car parking is available at York’s six Park & Ride sites. Visit the iTravelYork website for timetables and more information. The nearest bus stop is situated on Tower Street, a two minute walk away. More information on the York Park and Ride service is available.

If you drive an electric car you can find your nearest charge point here.

Park with Q-Park

Award winning car parking company Q-Park operate the Shambles car park a short walk away on Garden Place. Q-Park Shambles is a clean, well-lit and safe facility offering a range of convenient services.

Pre-book your parking online and use promo-code ‘Jorvik’ and receive 10% discount on your parking. Address: Q-Park Shambles, Garden Place, York, YO1 7NT.

The nearest coach parks to JORVIK Viking Centre are at the St George’s Field and Union Terrace parking areas.

Information about the coach parks can be found on the City of York Council website. If you are visiting with a coach group, please see our Group Visits page for more information.

What JORVIK Viking Centre looks like

Visitor with visual impairments may find this description useful.

JORVIK is located in the Coppergate Shopping Centre. When you approach JORVIK from Coppergate, it is the last unit on the right before St Mary’s Church. JORVIK is on the narrow street part of the shopping precinct – if you reach the open, circular area, you have gone too far.

When you approach from Castlegate, turn left at St Mary’s Church, keeping the open, circular area on your right, and JORVIK is the first unit on the left as you enter the narrow street part of the precinct.

JORVIK has queue barriers outside, with pictures of Vikings and the red JORVIK logo. There will be a member of staff dressed as a Viking by the queue barriers who will be happy to assist you.

At street level is the gift shop, with large floor to ceiling windows within red-brown coloured brickwork.

Multiple Site Tickets

Ticket TypePastport Price
Adult£24.00
Child£18.00
Concession£20.50
Under 5Free
CarerFree
Family of 4£68.00
Family of 5£79.00

Our Pastport ticket gives you entry to some of the best city-centre attractions in York including JORVIK Viking Centre, Barley Hall and DIG: An Archaeological Adventure and City Walls Experience at Micklegate Bar. Plus you can now get a discount on any hot drink in the Barley Hall Coffee Shop.

* Over 60’s and Students (with valid ID)
** 2 adults and 2 children.
*** 2 adults and 3 children
Prices valid as of 02/01/23.

Where Can I Buy Multiple Site Tickets?

Buy your Pastport online here or by calling 01904 615505 to get an allocated time slot to visit each attraction.

Group Visits

Group Prices (per person)JORVIKAll Attractions
Adult£9.90£15.95
Concession£6.30£11.05
Child£7.95£12.15
Group LeaderFreeFree

JORVIK Viking Centre is happy to welcome group visits to discover the Original Viking Encounter. We also offer group visits to three other York Archaeology attractions, providing unique visits for groups wanting to explore all of York’s heritage throughout the year.

With special group prices available for parties over 15 people and with special incentives for GTOs including guaranteed entry times, free familiarisation visits for group organisers and free admission for group leaders and coach drivers there has never been a better time to discover JORVIK Viking Centre.

Book Your Visit

Email [email protected] or call 01904 615505 to book your group visit.

Due to the increased number of visitors and the busy nature of the attraction we are unable to accommodate group bookings during the school holidays. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause and would be happy to discuss your booking requirements if you would like to visit outside of these periods.

Schools

Bags and Suitcases

At JORVIK Viking Centre we are fully aware of our responsibilities as a visitor attraction. In line with advice from our security advisors, additional security measures are in place across our building. We kindly ask that patrons refrain from bringing any large bags or suitcases to the venue as there are no left luggage facilities on site. We also ask visitors to arrive in plenty of time in order for any potential security checks to take place.

Maximum bag size allowed in the building is 38cm x 30cm, includes suitcases.

Exceptions to the rule:
Baby buggies and oversized bags containing necessary medical equipment, or for use in nursing and babycare, will be permitted, subject to the owners agreeing that these items will be searched.

For larger bags, we recommend using Yorbag.

Yorbag left luggage service is located on High Petergate, near to York Minster, and costs from £3. Take your pre-booked ticket for JORVIK Viking Centre to get 20% off the price. You can find out more on the Yorbag website.

International Visitors

The ride experience is now available in the following languages:

Arabic
English
Chinese
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Norwegian
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Swedish

Language Guides

Visitors can also download a guide to JORVIK’s galleries when they arrive at the Centre, in the following languages

Arabic
Chinese
Danish
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Norwegian
Polish
Russian