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DIG

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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  • Average8%
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St SAVIOUR'S CHURCH St. St. Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN, England
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+44 1904 615505
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Reviewed February 5, 2017

This is a great place for small children as they get to learn whilst they play. They can dig up hidden artefacts in different rooms from different eras. My son loved it so much we hosted his birthday party here when he was 6. Lots...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2017

My daughter and 2 children went to DIG today in York ... A truly great experience but totally awesome because the lady doing the work there ( I don't know her name!! ) was wonderful with children.. I hope she gets to know that I've...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is my 6-year old grandson's favourite and he insists on going every time her visits and has done so for the past two years, Buy a Pastport season ticket for all the York Archaeological Trust attractions and easily get your money's worth. The guides...More

Thank Edward R
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Reviewed December 29, 2016

excellent place to attend and learn about the york history and vikings culture, people and their history !!! nicely explained by the staff !!

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Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Visited here with my family on Tuesday to give the kids some educational stimulation and it worked, after reading some reviews expected it to be expensive but decided to give it a go as we were walking the past anyway, £20 for 2 adults and...More

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Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Having visited and enjoyed Jorvik on a previous visit, we had heard about Dig but didn't know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised. On arriving we were informed of the process, a 1 hour guided tour and interactive activities. We paid up only £6.50...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Our friends recommended this when we were undecided on a morning activity and we would now share that recommendation with parents looking for something to do in York. The children get to learn about archaeology in a fun, hands-on way. The digging pits were excellent...More

Thank JIHR
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Reviewed November 4, 2016

We didn't book in advance (as we were not sure of times etc) but we were able to pay at the door and have a look around the museum before our tour started. A lovely American lady gave us the lowdown of what archaeology was...More

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Reviewed October 26, 2016

Extremely well presented and guided introduction to archeology for young and old alike. If you're a kid it's good to take part in the digging activities. You get a clear introduction, you can do a bit of 'digging', You're given genuine finds to sort and...More

Thank Shirley B
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Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

On arrival you have the choice of taking a guided tour or you can wander as you please round the re vamped church. The only thing is to actually take part in a dig is you need the guided tour. This is fun, interesting and...More

Thank Trudi F
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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!
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Richard W
February 22, 2018|
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Response from Emma B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, saw this too late. But not muddy!
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Jatterine
January 4, 2018|
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Response from Crazybaresi | Reviewed this property |
the activity lasts about an hour but then there are other interactive things to do and other exhibits to look at. so could be anywhere between 1 and 3 hours depending in your age and level of interest
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