Jorvik Viking Centre

Double Success for Viking Cultural Route

Double Success for Viking Cultural Route

The team at JORVIK Viking Centre is celebrating double success for an international partnership that is encouraging Viking-themed cultural tourism around the Viking World.  JORVIK is a key part of the Destination Viking Association, which has just received major recognition in Europe.

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!

Magical relics join displays at JORVIK Viking Centre’s celebration of Viking women

Magical relics join displays at JORVIK Viking Centre’s celebration of Viking women

The importance of the mystical Viking role of ‘seer’ is being retold at JORVIK Viking Centre with the arrival of a series of artefacts discovered in the Isle of Man and Orkney to coincide with this year’s theme for JORVIK Viking Festival – the untold story 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.

“It’s quite Norse, that!” - Viking flavours create new taste for botanical gin

“It’s quite Norse, that!” - Viking flavours create new taste for botanical gin

A unique collaboration between JORVIK Viking Centre and York Gin is set to have tastebuds tingling this month with the launch of Jorvik Botanicals, an exclusive new gift pack which provides the consumer with a delicious flavour of 10 th century York.