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Welcome to JORVIK!

 

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.

Covid-19 Safety

We know that many national restrictions have been lifted, but like many indoor attractions and museums across the country, we want vulnerable people and those awaiting vaccination to feel safe and welcome for their visit. We also need to consider the safety of our team, who meet hundreds of visitors face-to-face every day.

Social distancing – please try to remain 1 metre from others.
All our visitor feedback suggests that allowing more space between visitors makes your visit a more pleasant experience, particularly during our busy periods.

Face coverings – our staff will continue to wear face coverings unless exempt, and we strongly encourage you to wear a face covering throughout your visit.

Pre-booking – to help us minimise face-to-face interactions at our admissions desk and to reduce queueing, pre-booking your visit is strongly recommended. Standby places may be available if a time slot has space.

Many thanks for your cooperation and consideration as we endeavour to keep JORVIK safe and enjoyable for all our visitors and staff.

Visit our Safety and Social Distancing page for more details.

Opening Times

Our planned opening hours for 2021 are as follows (the time shown is last admission, closing time is 1 hour later):

7th June – 18th July: 10am-5pm
19th July – 5th September: 9am-6pm
6th Sept – 17th October: 10am-5pm
18th October-22nd October: 9am-6pm
23rd October – 31st October: 9am-7pm
1st November – 5th December: 10am-5pm
6th December – 23rd December: TBC

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 our booking calendar for up to the minute information.

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

Pre-booking

We strongly recommend that you pre-book your tickets to JORVIK.

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 controls on 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.

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.

Prices

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.

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.

You must apply your discount at the time of booking, as we are not able to apply it after you have placed a booking, or after your visit.  You must bring proof of eligibility with you, or you will be charged full price on the day.

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.

Access

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
French
German
German
Italian
Italian
Spanish
Spanish
Dutch
Dutch
Russian
Russian
Sweedish
Swedish
Norwegian
Norwegian
Finnish
Finnish
Japanese
Japanese
Polish
Polish
Danish
Danish
Arabic
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.