JORVIK Viking Centre

JORVIK Viking Centre

At JORVIK Viking Centre you are standing on the site of one of the most
famous and astounding discoveries of modern archaeology.

JORVIK Viking Centre

School Trips
With an updated ride experience and state-of-the art galleries showcasing our unique collection of 1,000-year-old artefacts, JORVIK Viking Centre enables visitors to discover York’s fascinating Viking legacy. Visitors travel around 10th-century York and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Viking age.

The JORVIK Viking Centre tour is hosted by a number of our Viking Team, who will guide you through a series of educational talks and activities on a variety of Viking topics. As well as learning more about how the Viking City of JORVIK was discovered, you can experience life in the 10th century for yourself on our famous ride. The talks given by our interactive team will be tailored to your group’s level.

If you’re home-schooling, or simply trying to encourage a positive learning environment at home for your child, a visit to JORVIK Viking Centre, DIG or Barley Hall is a great way of supporting their development in history, literacy, and science. There are also a huge range of helpful resources available for free online.
If you would like to find out more about visiting JORVIK safely, please contact our Reservations department directly on by phone (01904 615505) or email (

Virtual Outreach
Why not invite a Viking, medieval medic, or friendly archaeologist into your classroom this year? With our new live, immersive and interactive sessions, you won’t miss out on any of the fun of visiting our attractions, as we have adapted our award-winning school workshops for exclusive access online.

Students can meet a historical character who will tell stories, show you prized possessions and maybe even guide you through doing some Viking activities yourselves! Or experience a Viking encounter like no other with a bespoke Q&A session – pupils can enhance their history studies or develop ideas for literacy work by interviewing one of our Vikings!

The virtual outreach encounters are available via Skype, Zoom and Google Meet, and we can even include children studying from home, meaning everyone in your class can stay connected as we explore the past together.

Find out more about our range of options here:

Contact the Educational Visits UK team to help plan your next school trip.



Accessible by Public Transport, Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, Facilities for Hearing Impaired, Facilities for Visually Impaired, Guide Dogs Welcome,


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    Opening Hours

    April – October: 10am-5pm (last admission)
    November – March: 10am-4pm (last admission)


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    15-17 Coppergate Walk, York, YO1 9WT

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