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JORVIK is back open!


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

Social Distancing & Safety

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

Opening Times

Our planned opening hours for 2021 are as follows (closing time is time of last entry):

17th May – 28th May: 10am-5pm
29th May – 6th June: 9am-6pm
7th June – 18th July: 10am-5pm
19th July – 23rd July: 9am-5pm
24th July – 5th September: 9am-6pm

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 or be extended to 8pm, check our booking calendar for up to the minute information.

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


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.

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 limited 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.

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 & 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. You may find answers to your questions relating to our closure here.


FREE admission for 12 months is included in your ticket.

JORVIK JORVIK & DIG*** JORVIK & Barley Hall*** Triple Ticket***
Adult £12.50 £15.50 £15.00 £18.00
*Child (5-16) £8.50 £12.00 £10.00 £12.50
Concessions £10.50 £13.00 £12.00 £14.50
**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 can be booked online using the ‘Tesco Days Out Voucher’ ticket on our website or via phone on 01904 615505. Please visit the Tesco Clubcard FAQs page for more.

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

Prices valid as of 22/04/2021.

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.


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.

Finding Us

JORVIK Viking Centre is located within the Coppergate Shopping Centre, right in the heart of the modern city of York. You can find more about planning your travel to York here.


At JORVIK Viking Centre we want to make sure that we deliver a welcoming and enjoyable environment for all visitors. Find out more about resources and facilities for visitors with disabilities or additional access needs here.

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 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:


Great Britain Chinese French

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.