The 8th of April 2017 marks the return of the Vikings to York , and the reopening of the Jorvik Viking Centre. To celebrate the return of the Vikings, York will host two days of Norse inspired music games and battle displays and Coppergate Square will be transformed for a Viking Celebration. The Jorvik centre reopens on the 8th April 2017 after a “multi-million pound re-imagining” following the flooding in 2015
Return Of The Vikings to York
Those visiting the Jorvik centre will be ave to experience the Jorvic centre in its full glory including Jorvik’s improved ride experience which will transport you back in time over 1,000 years with of course the smells as well as the sights and sounds of the Viking age. The closure has allowed the Jorvik to update its historical interpretation, showcasing the cultural ‘melting pot’ of 10th-century York. Visitors to the Jorvik can also see the 22 new animatronics across the Viking recreation.
As well as the return of the vikings, those visiting between the 8th April and the 7th May 2017 will be able to see the ” York Helmet” return to Coppergate too. Regarded as one or York’s treasures the “York Helmet” which is an Anglian helmet which was buried during the Viking occupation of York will be on display n the newly reopened Jovik centre. The helmet will return to the Yorkshire Museum for their ‘Viking: Rediscover the Legend’ exhibition in May 2017.
Tickets for the Jorvik centre can be bought in advance and the two day celebrations could make a visit to York extra special . If you are considering a break to York or Yorkshire why not stay at the Burn Hall Hotel. The Burn Hall Hotel York is just 20 minutes drive from the centre of York and conveniently located for York park and ride eliminating the hassle of parking in the city centre. This Yorkshire hotel offers 94 bedrooms with plenty of free parking and complimentary WiFi and is an excellent base fro which ti explore the Yorkshire countryside . The hotel has a restaurant offering a menu of home cooked dishes featuring local produce and a fully licensed bar that offers a range of wines spirits and beers including local ales . We have a number of spring offers available please call our reservations team on 01347 825400 or visit our offers page for more details.