The severe flooding in York has caused a major flood at JORVIK Viking Centre
The visitor attraction is located in a basement below the Coppergate Shopping Centre. The world-famous ride around a recreation of the Viking-age street of Coppergate, is under around 50cm of water.
“When we first became aware of water leaking into the attraction, we immediately transported all of the historic artefacts within JORVIK up to the first floor, and they have now been moved off-site to a safe location. However, around half of the attraction is currently submerged, with water under the raised floor upon which the remainder sits,” comments Sarah Maltby, Director of Attractions for York Archaeological Trust. “We are devastated by the scale of the water incursion in what, until now had been a watertight basement.”
The team at York Archaeological Trust, owners of the JORVIK Viking Centre, is already implementing plans to get the water pumped out and repairs complete as soon as possible.
The centre will remain closed until further notice. Keep up to date with the latest developments on Twitter & Facebook.
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