DIG: An Archaeological Adventure | Day Out With The Kids

DIG: An Archaeological Adventure

York, North Yorkshire, England

  • DIG: An Archaeological Adventure
  • DIG: An Archaeological Adventure
  • DIG: An Archaeological Adventure

Attraction Information

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Ages: 0-12

Venue type: Indoor

DIG: An Archaeological Adventure is a unique hands-on experience that will allow your little explorers to truly feel the thrill of archaeological discovery. There are four special in-door excavation pits for trainee “diggers” to search through, in order to find exciting replica artefacts from all four major periods in York’s history.  

After a training in the Briefing Hut, your budding archaeologists, armed with a trowel, will have to dig deep into the pits to uncover Roman, Viking, medieval and Victorian finds. Don’t worry about the kids getting messy! There’s no real soil in the DIG; it’s all synthetic, so there won’t be any actual mess for you to clean.  

DIG is also a great learning opportunity. Thanks to the archaeologists on-hand, even the most curious members of your family will have their questions answered. Plus, you’ll get to touch actual finds from previous YAT digs, including pottery, bone and even antlers. Each DIG tour has limited capacity, so make sure you book in advance to secure your place.  

  • Unique, hands-on archaeological experience
  • Great opportunity to learn about history
  • Chance to touch real artefacts


  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


St Saviours Church, St Saviourgate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8NN, England


Click here to visit DIG: An Archaeological Adventure's website
01904 615505

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
On New Year’s Eve the last tour at DIG will be at 14:00 and on New Year’s Day the first tour at DIG will be at 11:00.


General Admission
Adults: £7.00
Kids (3-16): £6.50
Concessions: £6.50
Family of 4: £22.00
Family of 5: £25.00

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

More Information


There is on standard accessible toilet and baby changing unit located past the admissions desk towards the back of the building. It is on accessible with a Radar key, however the admissions staff can give you access to it. 

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only.

Guest suitability

The admissions area has a stone floor so it is not a perfectly smooth surface.