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JORVIK Viking Centre is temporarily closed due to Covid-19.

We will re-open JORVIK Viking Centre as soon as government guidelines indicate it is safe to do so.

Find out about the safety 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.

You can also read our frequently asked questions for during JORVIK’s closure, including information on pre-booked tickets.

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

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.

 

Prices

FREE admission for 12 months is included in your ticket.

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JORVIKJORVIK & DIG***JORVIK & Barley Hall***Pastport***
Adult£12.50£15.50£15.00£20.00
*Child (5-16)£8.50£12.00£10.00£13.00
Concessions£10.50£13.00£12.00£16.00
**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.

Social distancing and safety

We are working on 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.

Pre-booking

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.

International visitors

The ride experience is now available in the following languages:

 

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French

German

Italian

Spanish

Dutch

Russian

Swedish

Norwegian

Finnish

Japanese

Polish

Danish

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.

Discounts

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.