What is The Jorvik Viking centre and its museum?
The Jorvik Viking Centre is a Museum in Northern England that Eric Knows makes it easy to find.
This venue consists of a gallery and ride built above the visible remains of a viking settlement. Furthermore, the centre has done an astonishing job of presenting past lives by using preserved objects and interactive exhibits. Firstly, Jorvik introduces visitors to the vikings in their first gallery. Then, a ride transports visitors around a viking village, complete with figures made from facial reconstructions and a commentary. After that, visitors are free to roam the rest of the galleries, containing insightful artifacts and exhibits.
Jorvik Viking Centre’s website has further details on the booking and prices of Jorvik itself and its surrounding attractions.
As a note, the opening times listed on Eric Knows are those for the 7th of June to the 18th of July. The centre’s opening times from the 19th of July to the 5th of September are 9am – 6pm.
Additionally, the centre’s efforts to make the venue accessible are extensive. For example, wheelchair users have access to lifts and accessible toilets. Also, the museum provides for the hearing and visually impaired with audio descriptive commentaries and by allowing assistance/guide dogs into the galleries. Finally, there is a sticker system and bags of sensory toys and ear defenders at hand for individuals with autism.
More details on the museum’s accessibility features are found in the FAQs below and on their website.
How to get there
Moving on, it is very easy to get to the Jorvik Viking Centre via any form of transport. By car, the nearest car park is the Castle car park 5 minutes walk from the centre. Also, York’s 6 park & ride sites provide free and safe car parking, more information on these can be found here. For buses, the bus stop on Tower street is the closest at 2 minutes away. For those travelling to York by train, the centre is merely 20 minutes walk away from the station.
The iTravelYork website has more details on transport around York, including car park and bus timetables.