JORVIK Viking Centre

The JORVIK Viking Centre in York is set to reopen on 8th April 2017 after being redeveloped.

The centre has been re-imagined after flooding caused it to close in 2015.

The new centre will offer new exhibitions and displays. Since 2015 the JORVIK collections have been touring the UK.

Exhibitions at the centre, which are currently touring, will include Power and Glory: York in the time of Henry VIII; Looking Back at Hungate, where visitors can investigate some of the artefacts discovered during the five year excavation; and Commemorating the Re-interment of Richard III.

Groups will also get to board the new ride experience and discover the impact of international trade on Viking-Age York, including the evolution of a multicultural society.

There will be new galleries too, with display cases giving visitors up-close views of the Viking artefacts.

At the centre, parties will get to see remains of houses that are more than 1,000 years old, objects taken from excavations, and Viking-age timbers.

There will be audio and video displays for groups to listen to and watch as they go around the new centre.

More about JORVIK

Between the years 1976 and 1981 archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust revealed the houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking-Age city of Jorvik, as it stood almost 1,000 years ago.

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