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JORVIK prepares for the world’s largest online Viking Festival

Ambitious plans are afoot in York to host the world’s largest online Viking festival.  That JORVIK Viking Thing will take place from 15 – 20 February 2021 and features chart-topping music, livestreamed events for all ages, virtual tours and the first ever 360 degree immersive video of JORVIK Viking Centre’s world-famous ride through Viking-age York. With the annual JORVIK Viking Festival – the largest Viking festival in Europe – unable […]

todayFebruary 4, 2021 40

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JORVIK Viking Centre boosts its lockdown educational offer

That JORVIK Viking Thing for Schools, 8-12 February 2021 The world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre – which has been integral to studies of the Viking period in schools since it opened in 1984 – has announced extra measures to support schools even whilst the attraction is closed, including a free week of online activities and livestreams from 8 – 12 February 2021. “We took the decision in the autumn not to […]

todayJanuary 14, 2021 10

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Musical coup for That JORVIK Viking Thing

Einar Selvik livestream on Saturday 20 February 2021, 7.30pm One of the world’s most famous Nordic folk musicians is set to headline a livestreamed event during That JORVIK Viking Thing, the online festival being hosted from 15-20 February 2021 by York’s JORVIK Viking Centre. Einar Selvik – who fronts the Nordic folk band Wardruna – will talk about his music, demonstrate instruments and play some of his most recent music […]

todayJanuary 11, 2021 82

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15-20 February 2021 With uncertainly surrounding what Covid-19 restrictions may be in place in the new year, the team behind JORVIK Viking Festival has revealed plans for something new and different for February half term – That JORVIK Viking Thing, a hybrid of online activity, including livestreamed Viking-themed events, storytelling and an online version of its annual JORVIK Viking Symposium, with smaller scale tours and a traders’ market in the […]

todayDecember 4, 2020 131

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Vikings and medieval period are still on the curriculum – and we’re ready to help!” JORVIK Group launches pandemic-adapted education packages

With keeping schools open a huge priority for the government as the Covid-19 pandemic continues, the education team from The JORVIK Group of attractions has launched a host of packages and resources so that school children around the country can continue to enjoy a vibrant history curriculum, even if they are not able to leave the classroom. “School visits to museums and attractions all over the country have been hugely […]

todayNovember 4, 2020 27

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York tourism shows signs of recovery for JORVIK attractions

The first month of opening since attractions went into lockdown suggests that York’s tourism sector is reviving more quickly than expected, according to York Archaeological Trust, which reopened JORVIK Viking Centre, Barley Hall and DIG: An Archaeological Adventure on 10 July. All three attractions have offered slightly different visitor experiences since re-opening, with new features at JORVIK including a live talk from a Viking interpreter in the ‘Discover Coppergate’ gallery, […]

todayAugust 14, 2020 1

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JORVIK Group says ‘thank you’ for National Lottery Support

A grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund has been praised for helping three attractions in the JORVIK Group re-opening following their Covid-19 closure.  A £50,000 grant helped prepare JORVIK Viking Centre, Barley Hall and DIG with their re-opening planning, safety measures and communications. “Our attractions all come under the charitable banner of York Archaeological Trust, and the expense of restructuring our attractions so that they would operate with social […]

todayJuly 30, 2020 5