- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor
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
- Toilets Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Parking Available Nearby
- 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
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
Closed 24th - 26th December.
Kids (3-16): £6.00
Family from £20.00
1 hour before closing time.
Assistance/Guide Dogs only.
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.
The admissions area has a stone floor so it is not a perfectly smooth surface.