"Jorvik Centre" Jorvik Viking Centre Tip by hayward68

Jorvik Viking Centre, York: 30 reviews and 21 photos

It's up to you whether this is a tourist trap or a must see. I found the museum section of the centre interesting, though the "ride" through ancient York is a bit goofy. You climb into a "time-capsule" and take a tour through a village from Viking times while you listen to conversations, check out the sights, like the man on the toilet (oh my!) and also experience the smells, yes the smells, of a Viking village.
The centre is actually built on the exact site of an archealogical dig where they recovered well preserved remains of the Viking village of Jorvik.
I enjoyed the artifact hall where objects which had been recovered were displayed. There are 4 large cases which these objects are displayed in and through the use of illusion they incorporate these objects with the scenes in which they would be used. You'll have to see it to understand what I mean.
Admission is 6.95 for an adult.

Address: Coppergate
Directions: In the Coppergate shopping area
Phone: 01904 643211
Website: http://www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 20, 2002
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