JORVIK Viking Centre, York
At JORVIK Viking Centre you are standing on the site of one of the most famous and astounding discoveries of modern archaeology. Thirty years ago archaeologists revealed the houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking-Age city of Jorvik, as it stood 1,000 years ago along with over 40,000 artefacts!
JORVIK Viking Centre was then built on this very site where the excavations had taken place, creating a groundbreaking visitor experience that changed the face of museums. The determination to recreate a Viking city as authentically as possible from the layout of the houses, the working craftsmen, the language of the gossiping neighbours, to the smells of cooking and the cesspit meant it has now been visited by 16 million people during its 26 years of opening.
Now YOU can take hold of the past and explore the excavations which first unearthed the Viking-age city in our brand new exhibitions. The remains of 1,000-year-old houses are revealed beneath your feet, objects taken from the excavations are explored, and Viking-age timbers are brought before your eyes.
Two new exhibitions highlighting what illnesses and diseases Vikings suffered from, as well as the battles they fought in, types of weapon used, and injuries that resulted from them.
FREE admission for a year with your ticket. Joint tickets available with DIG, Barley Hall and Micklegate Bar Museum.
Throughout the year York Archaeological Trust stages a programme of original and innovative events at all four of its attractions and at selected partner sites. Covering 2,000 years of history, including talks, guided walks, themed evening visits to our attractions, drama, re-enactments and arts and craft activities, there are activities for groups of all ages and backgrounds.
To stay up to date on forthcoming events and to join our mailing list that grants you discounts and priority ticket bookings, please visit our website: www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk
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