Jorvik Viking Centre was built in the 1980s, following the discovery of the Viking-age city beneath the ground in the centre of the city of York. The 5-year excavations began in the 70s, when professional archaeologists began unearthing the mysteries that had been hidden beneath the city for centuries. What the team found was extraordinary – and our Jorvik Viking Centre vouchers can be used to receive discounted entrance rates, so the whole family can explore their fascinating findings. Tens of thousands of Viking artefacts, homes, workshops and more were carefully excavated and kept to conserve this fascinating past. Now, millions of visitors and tourists from the UK and around the world have paid the museum a visit to see the ancient world of the Vikings for themselves and with discounts on tickets, anyone can discover the stories of York’s Viking past.
The museum was designed to take visitors on a journey back in time to discover more about the Viking-age. There’s plenty to see and do at Jorvik, with exhibitions, displays and activities to please history loving adults and inquisitive children alike. Stand in awe in front of the reconstructed excavation site, where the depth and detail of the archaeologists’ work can truly be seen. Then, continue back in time to the expertly reconstructed streets of Jorvik and see the blacksmiths, market goers, cooks and Viking families at work. The latest Jorvik Centre York vouchers give you access to every element of the museum and displays, as well as specially sourced exhibitions and a fascinating array of objects from hundreds of years ago. The final stage of the display focuses in on the demise of the Vikings and how they lived their lives, the things they discovered and how what they taught us inspires the way we are today.
With so much to see, do and learn at Jorvik, it’s no surprise that families, schools and budding historians travel from far and wide to see the Viking-age past that has been so carefully preserved. At the end of your journey through the history of the Vikings, be sure to pay the gift shop a visit and pick up a souvenir to bring a little piece of Jorvik home. For a great day out for the whole family, browse our deals and choose a Jorvik discount for reduced ticket prices and enjoy a day in York like no other. Simply choose a printable offer, or find a code on the money-saving vouchercloud app and enjoy lower prices on your trip to the Viking-age world of Jorvik.