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  • Date and time: Wednesday 12 June 2024, 7pm to 9pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Bootham School (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Peter Addyman, former Director of the York Archaeological Trust, shares the incredible story behind the creation of the iconic Jorvik Viking Centre. Discover the secrets of this world-renowned attraction and learn about the archaeological excavations that brought York's Viking history to life.

The Jorvik Viking Centre was a novel idea in the presentation of the Viking world and used multiple media to create the Viking streets uncovered in the Coppergate dig in the 1970s. Peter will discuss the national and international appeal of the museum and what other avenues he was led to explore through the popularity of Jorvik.

Join Peter, the driving force behind the creation of the Jorvik Viking Centre and hear the story of Jorvik's influence worldwide.

Please note: The venue is wheelchair accessible and a lift is available.

Presented by the Sheldon Memorial Trust.

Find out more about the Sheldon Memorial Trust. 

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About the speaker

Dr Peter Addyman CBE, FSA, read Archaeology at Cambridge and lectured at Queen's University, Belfast and Southampton University before coming to York as Director of the York Archaeological Trust in 1972. He has been President of the Council for British Archaeology and founding Chairman of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.  In 2016, he was awarded the President's Medal of the British Academy for his outstanding contribution to making archaeology and heritage publicly accessible. In York he has done a great deal to preserve and present the history and environment of the city.

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible