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St SAVIOUR'S CHURCH St. St. Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN, England
+44 1904 615505
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Owned by the same archaeologists who discovered the Viking-Age City and created JORVIK Viking Centre. DIG offers you a unique archaeological adventure to get you on your way to becoming a real archaeologist. This is a one of a kind! So... DIG IT! SHAKE IT! SEE IT! FEEL IT! FIND IT! At DIG, you get to discover only the most exciting archaeological artefacts from the 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.
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St SAVIOUR'S CHURCH St. St. Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN, England
+44 1904 615505
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

Ther Dig remains unique in the UK, developing from the earlier ARC, it is easy to think of it as a place for children of all ages to learn about the process and nature of archaeology - but actually it works as well for families...More

Thank Schadla-Hall T
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We went during residents' week - so didn't have to pay - it was a fund place to spend an hour for the kids (5,7,14) - the fourteen year old mainly helped out his siblings. The most fun was the excavation piece where the kids...More

Thank MomandBusiness
Reviewed 6 March 2016

I took my son to the Dig and we both enjoyed the experience. The Guide Sarah was very knowledgable and enthusiastic and took time with the children on the tour. My son also enjoyed the sorting activity and we both though t the 'film' was...More

Thank Nick_Boardman
Reviewed 27 February 2016

We went there as it was late afternoon & almost everything else was closed. We were late for the last tour in Dig, but children stayed at the educational tables & spent a good hour doing just that! Very welcoming & polite staff!

Thank IriDiri
Reviewed 9 February 2016

My 4 year old loves to dig and learn about fossils, etc, but this place was a touch over his head. Better for the middle school crowd.

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Reviewed 31 January 2016

Just back from the Residents' Festival and wanted to say thank-you to the staff- especially Sarah. My nine year old son and I went in at 4.00pm on a Sunday and were the only ones on the last tour. Sarah was, nonetheless, enthusiastic and full...More

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 31 December 2015

We spent Christmas near York and took the grandchildren to The Dig and it was a really great experience for them and us. The staff were so informative and so engaging with our 9 & 7 year old grandsons. It was a complete hands on...More

Thank timetoponder
Reviewed 16 December 2015

This is a small but interesting insight of the lives of people in previous times. The day we visited was also the day of school visits. There are some activities set up for children and our 2 year old grandson had as much fun digging...More

Thank SilverGrannie
Reviewed 16 December 2015

If your children like a 'hands-on' experience, this archaeological wonderland is just for them (and adults too). They will not forget the experience.

Thank David S
Reviewed 16 November 2015

I visited with my children aged 5, 6 & 11. It was fab and for my children much better than Yorvik. While waiting for our 'tour' we were able to look at displays and do some hands on stuff like building mosaics. The tour started...More

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19 May 2017|
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Response from TravelJunckie | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think so. They would enjoy digging on the rubber earth with a plastic trowel and could take part in some of the drawings. Upstairs there was an indoor play space. Nothing special but space to have a sandwich and a play... More
26 February 2017|
Response from Jonathan M |
Hi, You can turn up and book at the desk for one of our tours that day (tours are every half an hour between 10am-4pm). However, you can pre-book online through the website or by calling our Reservations team to check... More
25 February 2017|
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Response from Gav_jo | Reviewed this property |
We took three children: 11, 9 and 4 they all loved it!