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.
We have a gift shop with Archaeology, Roman, Viking, Medieval, Victorian and York ranges.
We have a male and female toilet, as well as a disabled toilet.
Baby changing facilities located in the disabled toilet.
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.
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.
If you've had fun on your family day out to DIG, tell us about it your visit, so other people will know it's a great place to go as well.
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.
St Saviours Church
Telephone: 01904 615505
Family 2 and 2 £20
Under 5s free! Opening Times: 2015 Opening Details:
10am to 5pm daily.
Closed 24 through 26 December.
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