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Address: St Saviour's Church St. Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN, England
Phone Number: +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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A hidden gem in this remarkable city

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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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Thank LetsGetAway123
York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We visited this attraction with our grandchildren yesterday and really enjoyed our afternoon. Lizzie was our Guide and she made the experience very enjoyable and informative for us all. The other members of staff were also very friendly.

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Thank LynneYork
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

As my title suggests this was a very informative attraction and my 2 children enjoyed the digging and looking at artefacts that had been found locally, especially the Lloyds Poo. But I was left wanting more, we felt our guide was not too engaging with the children and realise we did visit towards the end of the day but as... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We visited here one weekend in June as a family of four (children aged 9 & 13). We pre-booked our slot and had only a few minutes to wait for our session to start. There was only us and another 2 people on our tour. The tour started with talk about archeology and then we went through to the dig... More 

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