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DIG is a hands-on archaeological adventure giving kids the chance to become trainee ‘diggers’ and discover the most exciting artefacts from 2000 years of York’s history!
Visitors then go on to examine real archaeological finds and work out what they were used for.
Look out for the 1000 year old skulls and the Viking Age Poo!
Our three discovery rooms offer the chance to try out archaeological techniques. The science lab, library and field tent are all manned with our holographic guides who will help you out with the different activities. At the end of your experience the story of York and what you have found out is brought together in our 3D cinematic experience: York Revealed.
Because your visit is accompanied by a real archaeologist our tours are timed. You can just turn up and join a tour or, especially during busy periods, we would suggest that you pre-book to make sure that are guaranteed to join in the fun.
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It may be worth checking out DIG's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact DIG before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
2016 Opening Details:
10am to 5pm daily, last admission 4pm.
Closed 24 through 26 December.
DIG does not have refreshments available on site.
"Can I have one of those?"
DIG features a souvenir shop selling a range of archaeological themed gifts, with something suitable for all ages.
"i need a wee"
DIG has toilet facilities on site, including a full accessible disabled toilet and baby changing facilities.
and baby come too...
Baby changing facilities located in the disabled toilet.
"are we there yet?"
DIG is located in the St. Saviour’s Church on St. Saviourgate, in the centre of York, and is fully signposted on the green finger posts. The nearest car park is the Haymarket car park, just a five minute walk away. Or use the Park and Ride facilities available on the outskirts of the city centre that offer free parking.
...got any top tips?
Don’t worry, the soil your children will be digging around in is synthetic and as such no mess! DIG is fully accessible for a range of additional needs. For more information on accessibility please visit; http://digyork.com/visit-dig/accessibility/
Prices & Admission
Adults (Over 16s) £6.50
Concessions (Over 60s and Students) £6
Children (5 to 16) £6
Under 5s Free
Family of 4 £20 (2 or more children)
Family of 5 £22.50 (3 or more children)
We offer a ticket that includes all of the JORVIK Groups attractions in a single price, the JORVIK Group Pastport.
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