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Opening Hours

**17 February 2020 – JORVIK Viking Centre is unaffected by flooding and is fully open, as are nearly all businesses in York city centre. Some car parks have been closed by the City of York Council, but York remains open for business and we look forward to seeing you.**

4th April – October: 10am-5pm (last admission)
November –March: 10am-4pm (last admission)

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

JORVIK will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Opening hours on New Year’s Eve: 10am-2pm, New Year’s Day: 11am-4pm

During special events and school holiday periods opening times may vary, check here for up to the minute information.



FREE admission for 12 months is included in your ticket.

Fast Track slots all booked? Don’t worry if you haven’t pre-booked, as you can still purchase your tickets on the door on arrival to the Centre and experience all that JORVIK has to offer.

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JORVIKJORVIK & DIG***JORVIK & Barley Hall***Pastport***
*Child (5-16)£8.50£12.00£10.00£13.00
**Family 4£35.00£46.00£42.00£55.00
**Family 5£40.00£49.00£45.00£60.00

Choose our Pastport ticket to gain access to 5 attractions for 1 great price. Including: JORVIK Viking Centre, DIG: An Archaeological Adventure, Barley Hall, The Richard III Experience and The Henry VII Experience.

*Please be aware that children aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult.

**Maximum of 2 adults per family ticket.

***Please be aware that TESCO Clubcard Days Out vouchers cannot be used for the purchase of joint museum tickets, The JORVIK Group Pastport or pre-booking. Following recent changes to how your Tesco Clubcard vouchers are exchanged, please visit the Tesco Clubcard FAQ’s page.

You can find more information on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Prices valid as of 6th January 2020.


When visiting JORVIK Viking Centre, it is recommended that you pre-book online or by calling 01904 615505.

By pre-booking, you will be automatically be upgraded to a ‘Fast Track’ ticket. This incurs a £2 booking fee, entitling you to a guaranteed entry time, ensuring peace of mind when planning your visit. If you pre-book our special five attraction “Pastport” ticket, the booking fee is just £1 and you also get a guaranteed entry time.

Don’t worry if you haven’t pre-booked, as you can still purchase your tickets on the door on arrival and experience all that JORVIK has to offer.

For information on other ticket options for JORVIK Viking Centre please follow the links below:

International visitors

Our ride experience can be experienced in several languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Japanese, Polish, Danish and Arabic.

Visitors can also download a guide to JORVIK’s galleries when they arrive at the Centre, in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Norwegian, Japanese, Polish, Danish or Arabic.


Bags & 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 and that they arrive in plenty of time in order for any potential security checks to take place. All items left in the cloakroom and or any other area in the building are liable to be searched in the interests of the safety and security of the public and JORVIK Viking Centre.

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.


Gift Aid

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.

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 payment.

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