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“Dig”
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DIG
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US$50.97*
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #36 of 207 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
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
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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 and we were guided into what seemed like the inside of an archeologist's hut on an archeology site. There was all sorts of equipment - it felt right. Our guide, who was brilliant, then introduced us to archeology (pitched at children 4-15),
Next the point of the trip. We went into the 'Dig' area which was immense fun, and made much more informative by the guide who explained all sort of things about the stuff we found.
Finally we went to a round table and were handed lots of dug up objects and went through the process of working out who had lived in this location, what they ate, did etc.
All in all, a very worthwhile attraction.

Thank EmmaLauren29
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Reviewed 15 November 2015

Went there with the family 2 children 8 & 11. Fantastic interactive "dig" element of four stages of York history, where you "discover" finds and think about the history. Excellent guidance from the staff when you get to handle and classify actual finds. There is an AV display and more interactive stations as well. The kids were really engaged, and enjoyed it.

Thank OzTravel68
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Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Me and my husband visited the dig not bad very interesting seeing all the things they have dug up in the area

Thank Liz E
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Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Visited with 9 & 10 year old daughters. Personal tour around the museum and brilliant concept of digging for archaeology through the ages in cleaning rubber clippings 'earth'. The guide Adam then talked us through how detective work can tell us how ancestors lived and ate. He was able to answer questions, was obviously knowledgeable about the subject and brilliantly engaging with the kids. I would be happy to nominate Adam for a good employee award.

Thank Tracy M
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