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JORVIK Viking Centre is temporarily closed.

JORVIK Viking Centre is temporarily closed for the foreseeable future due to Government advice relating to minimising the risk of Covid-19 (Coronavirus).

See our Frequently Asked Questions for during this closure.

We have contacted as many people as possible regarding bookings until the end of June. Due to new restrictions on travel, our reservations team are no longer able to service our phone and email booking lines. If we had not reached you yet, you can change your booking online (if you set up an online account when you originally booked), with booking slots currently open again from 1st July (though this may change in line with government advice). If you haven’t got an online account, we will contact you when we are able to access our phone and email lines again.

Our apologies for any inconvenience, but we are sure you appreciate that following government guidance for the safety of our staff is our top priority. We look forward to welcoming you back to the JORVIK Group of Attractions as soon as possible, and hope that you and your family stay well during this difficult time.

We are owned by York Archaeological Trust, an educational charity with a mission of ‘Building Better Lives Through Heritage’; and so ensuring all of our audiences remain engaged with their past is one of our key aims. With this in mind, you can find some exciting digital content on our Discover from Home page, and we hope to add to this soon.

If you would like to show your support and offer a donation to York Archaeological Trust to help assist us during this difficult time it would be appreciated enormously. Please click the link below.

Make a donation.

Opening Hours

Under normal circumstances, our opening hours are as follows:

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.


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.

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

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.

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.

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.