Other Attractions

Discover our sister sites in York Archaeology Attractions

JORVIK Viking Centre

The world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre is a ‘must-see’ for visitors to the city of York. It is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK welcoming over 18 million people in the past 30 years. It has revolutionised the heritage attraction experience, bringing the past to life like never before. For more information on JORVIK Viking Centre please visit the JORVIK Viking Centre website.

DIG: An Archaeological Adventure

Grab a trowel and dig to see what you can find in DIG’s specially designed excavation pits. Rediscover some of the amazing finds that archaeologists have uncovered under the streets of York.

Touch real artefacts and work out what they would have been used for and understand how these finds explain how people lived in Roman, Viking, medieval and Victorian times. For more information on DIG please visit the DIG website.

Barley Hall

Barley Hall is a stunning medieval townhouse once home to the Priors of Nostell and Mayor of York. Rediscovered in the 1980s under a relatively modern facade, the building has been lovingly restored to its original splendour. With stunning high ceilings, beautiful exposed timber frames and boasts a magnificent Great Hall. For more information on Barley Hall please visit the Barley Hall website.

JORVIK Viking Festival

Recognised as the largest Viking Festival in Europe, the annual JORVIK Viking Festival is a city-wide celebration of York’s Viking heritage.

The festival’s programme of family-friendly events, lectures, guided walks and battle re-enactments attracts over 40,000 visitors each year from across the globe, with many returning year after year to take part and enjoy the atmosphere.