Visitor Attractions

Children handling finds at DIGWith archaeology and education at its core, the York Archaeological Trust has developed its attractions over the last 30 years to include some of the best and well-known, accredited visitor experiences in the UK; the most famous being JORVIK Viking Centre which has now received over 17 million visitors since opening in 1984. Welcoming over 500,000 visitors a year from all over the world to its attractions, including 40,000 school children, the Trust uses income generated through admission fees and gift aid to reinvest into all aspects of the Trust’s work and to help fund future archaeological activity.

For more information on the JORVIK Group of Visitor Attractions, please click here or contact Sarah Maltby.

Image gallery of York Archaeological Trust's Visitor Attractions

  • Discover Coppergate Gallery at JORVIK
  • Discover Coppergate Gallery at JORVIK (2)
  • The ride at JORVIK
  • The antler worker on the ride at JORVIK
  • The wood turner on the ride at JORVIK
  • A man on the loo on the ride at JORVIK
  • The Investigate Coppergate Gallery at JORVIK
  • The End of the Vikings Gallery at JORVIK
  • Children digging at DIG
  • A family learning about the past at DIG
  • Ask the Archaeologist
  • A school group examining a skeleton
  • A school group sorting through finds
  • Children holding animal bones
  • The Looking Back at Hungate Exhibition at DIG
  • A Birthday party at DIG
  • Barley Hall
  • The Great Hall at Barley Hall
  • Barley Hall at night
  • Costumed staff from Barley Hall's Plague, Poverty, Prayer exhibition
  • The pantry at Barley Hall
  • A private hire event at Barley Hall
  • Themed canapes at a Barley Hall function
  • A birthday party at Barley Hall

Video Gallery of York Archaeological Trust's Attractions