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DIG

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Address: St Saviour's Church St. Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN, England
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+44 1904 615505
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Owned by the same archaeologists who discovered the Viking-Age City and...

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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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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A not-to-be-missed experience

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Edward R
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York, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 are superb teachers of little children and soon get them enthused while actually gteaching them... More 

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Thank Edward R
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank ManviBhardwaj
Chesterfield
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 2 children not too bad, this gave us a tour for an hour with a... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 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 for adults and our tour began within 10 mins. We had time to use the... More 

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Thank Gav_jo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 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 and even the little one could join in. There's also a very reasonable little gift... More 

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Thank JIHR
kent, uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 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 about, and showed us some old artefacts, before we were able to take part in... More 

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Thank maidyju
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 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 helped to understand them and why they are important. If you're an adult without juniors... More 

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Thank Shirley B
York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 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 entertaining. You get to go into a class room style room, have a chat with... More 

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Thank Trudi F
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Came here as jorvic was still closed due to the flooding. Glad we did. Our boys loved their little digging adventure. And bonus your tickets are valid for a year so we'll be coming back again x

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Thank Stacey R
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

A fun visit, the kids gathered a lot of information on archeology and also enjoyed the first-hand experience of digging at the mock sites, unravelling the history underneath. A good rainy day visit.

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