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We are re-opening on 11th July

We will re-open JORVIK Viking Centre on 11th July. 

You can pre-book online for visits from 11th July onwards. Please note that all visits will be by pre-booking only.

Read our safety and social distancing information to find out about the policies that will be in place when we re-open, including restricting the number of people in the attraction, ensuring social distancing and extra hygiene precautions.

We hope you and your family stay well during this difficult time, and we look forward to welcoming you back to JORVIK soon.

Support Us

The coronavirus crisis is causing unpredictable and significant concerns for York Archaeological Trust, the educational charity that runs JORVIK Viking Centre and our sister attractions in York. Our staff and visitors’ safety is our top priority. However, making our attractions safe has incurred unexpected costs, and combined with the severe ticket income loss, our future plans are under threat.

We would be hugely grateful for your support helping us raise £30,000 to cover our unexpected costs, so we can more confidently continue to offer world-class visitor experiences and a range of charitable activities that benefit our community.

Opening Hours

Our planned opening hours for 2020 are as follows (closing time is time of last entry):

11th – 19th July – 10am – 6pm
20th July – 30th August – 9am – 7pm
31st August – 11th October – 10am – 6pm
12th – 18th October – 9am – 6pm
19th – 25th October – 9am – 7pm
26th October – 1st November – 9am – 6pm
2nd November – 18th December – 10am – 4pm
19th December – 3 January – 10am – 6pm (closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

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.

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JORVIKJORVIK & DIG***JORVIK & Barley Hall***Triple Ticket***
*Child (5-16)£8.50£12.00£10.00£12.50
**Family 4£35.00£46.00£42.00£50.00
**Family 5£40.00£49.00£45.00£55.00

Choose our Triple Ticket to gain access to 3 attractions for 1 great price. Includes: JORVIK Viking Centre, DIG: An Archaeological Adventure and Barley Hall.

*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 including the JORVIK Group Triple Ticket. Bookings using Tesco vouchers need to be made via phone, when JORVIK re-opens. Please visit the Tesco Clubcard FAQs page for more.

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

Prices valid as of 6th January 2020.

Social distancing and safety

We have new social distancing and safety policies to make sure future visits will be safe and enjoyable for all our visitors and staff, including restricting the number of people in the attraction, ensuring social distancing and extra hygiene precautions. You can read more about these new policies here.


Currently you must pre-book your tickets to JORVIK to help us achieve social distancing. Read more here about our safety and social distancing policies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Usually we charge a £2 pre-booking fee to guarantee fast-track entry, but this fee is currently waived. The Covid-19 crisis has significantly impacted our income and our work as an educational charity. We would be very grateful if you were able to replace the online booking fee with a donation – you will see options for £1, £2 and £5 donations when you book your tickets online. Many thanks for your support.

Pre-booking and 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 if you cancel your visit.


Our Pastport ticket, which gives entry to all 5 attractions in the JORVIK Group, is currently not available as the Richard III Experience and Henry VII Experience will remain closed for the foreseeable future (due to Covid-19).

If you have a valid Pastport ticket and were hoping to visit the Richard III and Henry VII Experiences soon, please contact us at

International visitors

The ride experience is now available in the following languages:


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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.


We offer discounted tickets for NHS staff, members of the Armed Forces, carers and various other groups. Find out more here about the discounts we offer and how to redeem a discount when you book online.

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.