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“viking poo”(11 reviews)
“jorvik centre”(18 reviews)
“children aged”(12 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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We didn't know if to come here as it we had no kids. So glad we did!! We were very lucky that it was just the 3 adults and had the tour guide all to ourselves. Learnt some very interesting facts. Takes around an hour....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DianeH1067
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a rainy day this was a great experience ... even for adults! The tour was awesome and informative. Getting to hold actual archealogical artifacts was very cool ..if a little gross at times! If you have kids ... this is a must do!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank The_bald_gourmet
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful session here with my 5 and 2 year old boys... to the point we had to try and drag my 2 year old away! Our guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable and friendly I won’t go into too much detail for spoiling...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris B
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Very interesting with knowledgeable staff. Hands on experience as you get a chance to do some actual digging for artefacts.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank nigelgreaves
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Dont be fooled by the website that indicates this place may be sold out...Will was our guide today, fantastic, educational and fun hands on experience (on a wet day) by us adults and 3 kids 8, 9 & 12.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be the only people on our Dig experience - maybe because we had booked and were first through the doors at 10am. Philip was our guide and he was fab - we (the grownups) learned loads from him, as did...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 778JoK
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We visited after buying the Jorvik Pastport, a combined ticket which covers 5 attractions - well worth it! DIG is a fully interactive experience and great for big and little kids (and grown ups) alike. We booked our tour time online when we bought the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen M
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Visited DIG as a family of 4 with a 5 year old and a 12 year old. We were lucky to be in a tour on our own so had our own dedicated archaeologist. The kids loved it and mum and dad found it very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AlexOBrien
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We visited the DIG to take the kids for a fake excavation. The person giving the tour was really enthusiastic and informative. The children enjoyed themselves and asked lots of questions - and so did I. Maybe not the place to revisit, but certainly a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PatandGuy
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We found our guide, Philip, extremely friendly, helpful, entertaining and interesting. He went into lots of extra detail with us and made our visit especially enjoyable by talking us through many of the exhibits. However, the whole thing is set up in such a way...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rebecca G
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10 November 2018|
Response from 612katien | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t say so it’s more of an attraction for children.
Evelyn M
25 July 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
25 March 2018|
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Response from 595emmab | 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!