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DIG: An Archaeological Adventure

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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. 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
  • Great family fun!

Opening hours

Opening hours vary, please see the attractions website for more details.

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes



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

Phone number

01904 615505


General Admission
Adults: £8.00
Kids (5-16): £7.50
Concessions: £7.50
Family of 4: £26.00
Family of 5: £30.00
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