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“viking poo”(10 reviews)
“jorvik centre”(17 reviews)
“children aged”(11 reviews)
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...more
St SAVIOUR'S CHURCH St. St. Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN, England
+44 1904 615505
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 30, 2013

we had a brilliant time at dig on sept 28th,our 2 girls 4 and 6 loved all the hands on exhibits and loved getting stuck in with a trowel. we went round in a small group which was brilliant as the guide was with us...More

4  Thank ballackinspain
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

We attended Dig on a weekday during the school holidays. We are a family of five, two adults and three children under ten. Parking is excellent for Dig in York. There is a multistorey car park practically next door and a large multistorey car park...More

2  Thank Storyteller806021
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All reviews viking poo jorvik centre children aged enthusiastic staff hands on activities great for kids educational experience combined ticket different eras old church interactive exhibits couple of hours barley hall half term guided tour well worth a visit rainy day
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Reviewed May 5, 2017

Great tour, friendly staff. We were the last tour of the day and it was just our family. Lots to discover and learn here, digging up clues to the past.

Thank jmm09
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Great tour by a trained member of staff. Interactive and very hands on. Lots of learning for the kids and adults alike.

Thank roytheboy
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Friendly staff, interactive day out, great one one supervision that was not intrusive. It was aimed at all ages and is designed to get you to have fun a lot, think a little bit and experience archaeology.

Thank pip12uk
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

My 3 year old absolutely loved it. We took the DIG experience for £6.50 per adult which includes digging at different places and handling the artefacts. You can visit only the exhibit as well. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour takes around...More

Thank Sunshine_sk
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

We loved this very interactive museum our guide Beth was very knowledgeable, only down side as we were booked for late afternoon and enjoyed talking to Beth so much we ran out of time to view the rest of the museum but our ticket is...More

Thank connief184
Reviewed April 23, 2017

The children really enjoyed all the interactive activities. They were impressed having a real archaeologist talking to them and explaining what they might find when they took part in the dig. It was good that the visit was organised so that visitors took part in...More

Thank mabel13
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

My kids enjoyed this more than Yorvik and I think they learnt more as it was more hands on. Lovely guide who took the kids through everything and explained things at just the right level. It's tucked away a bit but worth finding out.

Thank 337helenw
Reviewed April 21, 2017

We visited as it is part of the family Jorvik card we have and really enjoyed it. The guide was friendly, enthusiastic and informative. The kids loved the interactive digging element and then the sorting of artefacts and learning something new. The interactive nature of...More

Thank joeysel
Reviewed April 20, 2017

I'd not heard about DIG before coming to York and had somehow managed to miss all mentions of it online. Luckily I found out about it in time and arranged to visit with my 2 children (7 and 5). It is brilliantly set up -...More

Thank Welshgirl321
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

Visited here with our 2 children 6 and 10 years of age, Very educational, the kids enjoyed it, all very hands on. Staff are very informative. The Dig is set in a small church so not as big as we thought but we were still...More

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November 10, 2018|
Response from 612katien | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t say so it’s more of an attraction for children.
Evelyn M
July 25, 2018|
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
It is about an hour for the tour, plus how ever long you want to look around the other small exhibitions. Overall I would leave about an hour and a quarter.
Cara M
March 25, 2018|
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Response from Emma B | Reviewed this property |
Personally I think the Dig centre is really aimed at children and school trips. However, my husband and I have been and there is still a lot of interesting information. Best not to try and go in school holidays!