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York, North Yorkshire, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor

Do you live with a budding archaeologist? Or a child that loves to dig and make mess? Rather than let them loose in your garden how about a trip to DIG?

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!

With four special in-door excavation pits, filled with synthetic soil (no mess!) all based on real-life digs in the city and filled with replica Roman, Viking, medieval and Victorian finds, children can grab a trowel and explore how people lived in these times.

For the little diggers, there’s a special area where children can dig, play, handle objects and listen to stories that bring history to life. Included in your admission is access to the Hungate exhibition, filled with artefacts and stories of people who lived there from Roman times to the early 20th century.

Become an archaeologist and dig up a piece of local history!

  • Open every day, except from 24th-26th December
  • Seasonal events
  • Historic birthday parties available!


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

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit DIG's website
01904 615505

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

Closed 24th - 26th December.


Adult: £6.50

Child (5-16)/Concession: £6.00

Under 5's: Free

Family of 4: £20.00

Family of 5: £22.50

Last Entry

Last entry is an hour before closing time. 


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