Jorvik Viking Centre (York) Reviews
Newest Review: ... you first go into the centre you walk down to a large room with an impressive glass floor. Underneath the floor is the actual remains of a small part of the Viking settlement which has been excavated. It looks nice and makes the centre unique as it is rare to find such a display. Around the rest of the room are video displays, pictures and artefacts from the dig which serve as an introduction to the age and the purpose of the site as you await the main attraction. The main attraction is the ride tour around York as it would have been in the Viking age when it was pretty much the centre of the country in terms of trading and thus milita... more
Customer Jorvik Viking Centre (York) Reviews (16)
by - written on 16/07/10, updated on 16/07/10 (Very useful, 136 readings)
After planning a trip to York for a mid-week break whilst off work, I always intended visited the Jorvik centre being a fan of History and particularly visiting Museums. I had actually planned a whole afternoon around it having read the related literature and leaflets as I expected it too last longer. Nevertheless it was an enjoyable hour or so in the centre and somewhere I probably would recommend to all. My girlfriend wasn't too keen on going in but I think she enjoyed it! The Jorvik centre is based around a huge archaeological dig where over 20,000 items from the age of the Vikings were discovered and is located pretty much in the centre of the historic ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/02/10 (Very useful, 56 readings)
Step inside the City of York as it was back in Viking times. This is a magical experience which is suitable for all ages. Visitor's queue outside the centre and are often entertained by a costumed Viking character making conversation with the public which helps the time fly. Once inside visitor's go down a flight of steps and enter a time travel room where there is a large screen which tells the story of Viking's in York and then the floor wobbles and you are 'sent back in time!' As you exit the room you follow the corridor to the time cars which hold approximately five people and climb on board. Each car has a running commentary which tells the story of what you are ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/02/10 (Useful, 46 readings)
This excellent museum has certainly improved over time and judging by the queue outside today is as popular as ever. It is situated in the old City of York on an old Viking site. The museum is based on the findings from the archaeological excavations in the area and includes a lot of the artefacts found there. When you first go in you are taken into a room where you go back in time via a video screen which shows you different costumes from periods in time. Then the real excitement begins as you are led to small capsules which take you on a journey around a mock up of a viking village. There are headphones for you to wear so that you can get an audio ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/12/09 (Very useful, 39 readings)
When I stayed for a few nights in York several months ago, there was nothing that would have stopped me going to this renowned centre. I'd read several reviews on here, and was really excited about it. And it didn't disappoint. As you go in, you sit down and watch a brief film, and then go and sit in cars, much like for a rollercoaster. Of course, you move around a fair bit slower though! As you go round the track, you can see brilliant exhibits of Jorvik (as it was then known) and its citizens in everyday life. The commentary, which is available in English, French, German and other languages, was really informative, amusing and was easy to ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/10/09 (Very useful, 111 readings)
We decided to have a day trip to York a few months ago as it was the school holidays, and everyone had a bit of money to spend and was looking forward to a good day out. A few days before the trip, my Mum won some tickets to get into Jorvik Viking Centre in the centre of York for free, and as it was free we decided we might as well go. We had had a nice morning in York, visiting plenty of the shops and we also went to Café Rouge for lunch. Then after lunch we thought it might be a good time to use our free tickets, thinking that everyone would be having lunch. It is located right in the centre of York, five minutes walk away from the train station and ... Read the complete review
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