|Jorvik Viking Centre|
|The dig gave an unsurpassed insight into everyday Viking life, and the archaeologists managed to find out everything from what the Viking's houses looked like to what the inhabitants were eating. |
Once the dig was over, it was decided that the finds should be put on permanent display and the result is the Jorvik Viking Centre, one of the most popular tourist attractions in York.
To view the exhibition you have to get in a "time-car" which takes you back to 1067 and Viking York, complete with sounds and smells! A whole Viking village has been reconstructed so you can see everyday tasks being performed as if it were real.
There is also a museum exhibition of the various finds from the archaeological dig, which offers a further insight into the past.
All in all the Centre is superb, being both informative and entertaining - and it is an absolute favourite for kids.
The Jorvik Viking Centre is open daily, but be warned - in the summer months the queues are enormous so you should expect a wait. Entry costs around £5 for adults.
For a more hands-on experience of archaeology, the people who run the Jorvik Centre also run the Archaeological Research Centre in St Saviourgate.
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