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York One Thousand Years Ago

Advantages: Interactive, Super displays
Disadvantages: Queue

What is it? ************ In the late 1970s well preserved remains of Jorvik, the Viking name for York, were uncovered. Over the top of the land where the excavations took place a centre was built to allow visitors to see Viking life for themselves. Due ...

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Let's see how the Vikings lived

Advantages: Very informative. Good for kids, whilst not dumbing down for adults.
Disadvantages: Queuing outside in the rain in busy times. Slightly crowded in the museum section.

...recently spent a weekend away in York and wanting to do the touristy thing decided to go to the Jorvik Centre. I’d been there as a kid and again about 10 years ago and really enjoyed it so decided to see what if anything had changed. Jorvik is the Vikin ...

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Discover York's Viking past

Advantages: Lots to see
Disadvantages: Expensive, the queues

...Since opening its doors to the public in 1984 the Jorvik Centre in York has attracted over 15 million visitors and won numerous tourist awards, establishing itself as one of the UK's major tourist attractions. Despite regular visits to York I only visited ...

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I found I'm a Viking!

Advantages: Interesting displays with a lot of interactive possibilities.
Disadvantages: the Journey of Yorvik streets is short and could be slower.

...During my four days trip to York City I would like to say Jorvik Viking Centre was the most interesting and enjoyable place I visited. I’m comparing it to sites, such as Clifford’s Tower, National Railway Museum, York Castle Museum, and York Minster, etc. ...

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Visiting Vikings

Advantages: Interesting, fun & friendly
Disadvantages: The technology can fail; a bit short on detail in places

"You may experience a little time turbulence" we were informed. "Just a little shaking; it's nothing to be alarmed about". We were sat on benches in a small room that forms the Jorvik's equivalent of the TARDIS, as the screen in front of us scrolled bac ...

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