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Jorvik Viking Centre
Ranked #38 of 216 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The year is AD960 and the last Viking King in Jorvik, Eric Bloodaxe, has been banished. The city is thriving with a flourishing manufacturing centre and wide trading links. There are new buildings, new peoples and new stories to be told... What’s New? •A New Ride experience with the sights, sounds and of course, smells, of the Viking-Age •Updated historical interpretation, showcasing the cultural ‘melting pot’ of 10th-century York •The latest cutting edge technology bringing the Viking period to life! Hop aboard our improved ride experience and be transported back in time over 1,000 years!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I took my 7 yr old daughter here for the first time in her life yesterday (I've been a few times in the past) and she absolutely loved it. I didn't tell her it was a 'ride on' museum and she was thrilled when we got into the little car and it set off around the 'Jorvik street' We're heading back to York again in August and she wants to visit here again. The only downside is the fact that you have to wait a while outside but the are staff there dressed as Vikings trying to pass the time with you. I think our wait was about 40mins - at least it as a lovely sunny day!

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Would have preferred to walk around the village rather than have the ride. Luckily used Tesco vouchers, but the length of time to wait makes it not worth while. York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum were far better value.

Thank VeeKay73
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We visited in the Easter holidays and made the mistake of leaving it too late to book fast track tickets online so experienced a que of about 40 minutes. Staff were great at chatting to people and keeping the line moving alone. Like other reviewers I was expecting a bit more. The initial room was a bit crowded and more info for you to read would be good. The ride itself is brilliant and brings it all to life. Again the bit after the ride is quite crowded and I was expecting a bit more. I think we were waiting as long as we were in and the price is quite steep for the length of time you are there and in comparison to York castle museum it’s not as good. There is not doubt the ride is brilliant but feel the rest could have been so much more.

Thank Jill M
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Very interesting staff was very helpful and friendly and had time to answer the kids questions will be going again

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Wow amazing the work and dedication that has gone into this exhibition has to be seen to believe. I strongly recommend that you book on line and get the fast pass if not you could be in a long queue. Having said that it is worth the wait and the figures are so realistic as you ride round the exhibition you have a screen that has subtitles so the hearing impaired understands what is being said .

Thank albert1218
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