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"what are we doing today?"

At DIG you get to discover only the most exciting archaeological artefacts from 2000 years of history hidden under the streets of York.

Our four excavation pits are filled with Roman, Viking, Medieval and Victorian finds, so you can grab a trowel and dig up the clues that show how people lived in these times. Look out for our costumed staff during holiday periods: you may even meet a Roman warrior or a Viking-lady.

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.

"Can I have one of those?"

We have a gift shop with Archaeology, Roman, Viking, Medieval, Victorian and York ranges.

"i need a wee"

We have a male and female toilet, as well as a disabled toilet.

and baby come too...

Baby changing facilities located in the disabled toilet.

"are we there yet?"

DIG is located within St Saviours Church on St Saviourgate, York. This location is in York city centre, approximately 200 metres from the central shopping area on Parliament Street. From JORVIK Viking Centre, turn left up Coppergate Walk. Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing and turn right along Coppergate. (All Saints Church Pavement with its remarkable lantern tower is on your left.) Continue straight ahead at the traffic lights, passing Marks and Spencer's on your left. Pass the end of the Shambles and St Crux Parish Hall and turn left up Whipmawhopmagate. Cross the road and take the first turning to the right, St Saviourgate. St Saviour's Church and DIG is on the right-hand side.

...got any top tips?

Our tours of DIG run every half an hour. We recommend 1.5 hours to really see DIG, so you should come for 3:30pm at the latest.

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DIG
St Saviour's Church
St Saviourgate
York
North Yorkshire
YO1 8NN
Telephone: 01904 615505
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Admission: 2013 Prices:
Adult £5.50
Child £5
Family 2 and 2 £18.50
Under 5s free!
  Opening Times: 2013 Opening Details:
10am to 5pm
Closed 24 through 26 December.
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