• 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 indoor excavation pits, 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.

    Starting your training in the Briefing Hut, you’ll learn about the world of archaeology & what you’ll do during your DIG adventure. Once you’re briefed it’s time to visit the DIG pits and start uncovering the past! This is where the fun really starts! Kids can dig down deep (in the synthetic, no mess soil) to discover artefacts from the four major periods of York’s fascinating history. An archaeologist is on hand to answer your questions on your finds and help you piece together what it would have been like to live in past.

    Children can get hands on with history and actually touch finds from previous YAT digs, including pottery, bone and even antlers. You will discover what these artefacts tell us about the lives of people who used them.

    Good to knowDIG also runs fun Little Diggers sessions for 2 to 5 year olds during the holidays. Check their website – and ours – for details.DIG Little Vikings

  • Venue: DIG
    Food & Drink: None, but you’re right in the city centre with lots of great places to eat and drink nearby
    Parking: None
    Prices: £7 (adult); Child 5-16 £6.50; under 5s free; family of four £22; family of five £25.00
    Contact: Visit the website Email
    Address: St Saviour’s Church, St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NN

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