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Residents ‘escape’ from JORVIK Viking Centre in new interactive app

Residents ‘escape’ from JORVIK Viking Centre in new interactive app

The world-famous residents of JORVIK Viking Centre – from the huntsman with his canine to the poor gentleman who has been straining on the latrine for the last 35 years – are set to escape the confines of the recreated Viking-age street this half term (20 – 27 February 2019)! York-based New Moon Studios has created an augmented reality app that brings the characters to life at different venues around the city!

Forget The Handmaiden’s Tale – Shield Maidens arrive in York

Forget The Handmaiden’s Tale – Shield Maidens arrive in York

Here come the girls – and they are armed to the teeth! Straight from the Viking sagas, visitors to York this February will see Norse warrior women fighting alongside – and occasionally leading – male warriors, as the JORVIK Viking Festival explores the untold stories of women in the Viking age.

Beyond the homestead: Viking women take centre stage for 2019 JORVIK Viking Festival

Beyond the homestead: Viking women take centre stage for 2019 JORVIK Viking Festival

Europe’s largest Viking Festival returns to York next February, telling the stories of Viking women beyond the homestead through the voices of seers, queens and shield maidens – a story of women whose influence was as great as any mighty warrior. JORVIK Viking Festival runs from 20 – 27 February 2019.