DIG

DIG
St Saviour's Church
St. Saviourgate
York
North Yorkshire
YO1 8NN
England

Website

www.digyork.com

E-mail

dig@yorkat.co.uk

Telephone

01904 615505

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At DIG! you will become an Archaeological Detective, and find out for yourself what York was really like through the ages, from Roman times to the present day.

You will get the chance to excavate objects from the streets of York and then decide what they are, what they are made from, and why they got there.

On your journey as an Archaeological Detective you will find out about the work of the many different types of Archaeologists, including field archaeologists, researches, curators, and conservators.

You will also have the chance to meet real archaeologists and talk to them about their work, see and handle artefacts from York and view recent exciting discoveries.

It's all about having a go, finding out, and making your own mind up about what happened in the past, so what are you waiting for... GO AND DIG!!!!!

Venue Type:

Museum, Archaeological site

Opening hours

To ensure that every visitor can enjoy all that DIG has to offer, it will be necessary to limit the number of people into the attraction at one time. All visitors are advised to book their visit by calling into either DIG or JORVIK or alternatively calling our pre-booking line on 01904 615505.

Open Daily 10:00-16:00 (Last Tour)

CLOSED: 24/ 25/ 26 December
Reduced Opening Hours: 31 December 10:00-14:00 (Last Tour) /1 January 11:00-16:00 (Last Tour)

Admission charges

Entry prices: £6.00 for adults / £5.50 for concessions / £5.50 children / £19.50 Family of 4 / £20.50 Family x 5 / Under 5s FREE.

Discounts

  • English Heritage

Collection details

Archaeology, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Looking Back at Hungate

Looking Back at Hungate

  • 14 April 2012 — 30 April 2015 *on now

Visit DIG for a unique opportunity to see some of its archaeological treasures displayed together for the first time. From Roman grave goods and Viking craftsmanship, through to medieval life and Victorian industry, this innovative new exhibition uses artefacts to tell the story of a changing city landscape.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

DIG

Admission

Adult £5.50, Child (5-16) £5.00, Senior/Student £5.00, Family 4 (2 adults + 2 children) £18.50, Family 5 (2 adults + 3 children) £19.60, Children under 5 FREE.

Come and see the wild side of archaeology at DIG After Dark!

DIG After Dark

  • 16 May 2014 6-9pm

Come and see the wild side of archaeology at DIG After Dark at this Museums at Night event. Grab a trowel and join in with the fun!

Explore the dig pits finding clues and secrets that will lead you on an adventure through the attraction; with games and crafts that will take you into our secret DIG garden for some torchlit excitement!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

Adult £6.00, Child (5-16) £5.50, Senior/Student £5.50, Family 4 (2 adults + 2 children) £19.50, Family 5 (2 adults + 3 children) £20.50, Children under 5 FREE.

Website

http://digyork.com/events/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Step back in time and experience all the fun of the fair!

Little Diggers Easter Adventures: Victorian Easter Fair

  • 19 April 2014 10:30-11:30am *on now

Step back in time and experience all the fun of the fair!

Our Victorian Fair will visiting DIG for one day only, for this special Easter play and craft session aimed at 2-5 year olds. Have a go at classic fairground games and make your own Victorian toy to take home.

Can you win at the hoopla or bean bag toss?

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6

Admission

£3 per child

Website

http://digyork.com/events/

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What Does Yorkshire Mean to You?

  • 3 May 2014 12-2pm
  • 10 May 2014 12-2pm
  • 17 May 2014 12-2pm
  • 24 May 2014 12-2pm
  • 31 May 2014 12-2pm

We’ll be making a big Yorkshire tapestry full of what being in Yorkshire means to the people of York and exhibiting it for the Grand Depart weekend.

Come along to this artist-led session to make something to contribute to the piece; it can be anything at all from images of rolling hills to embroidered Yorkshire pudding and can be painted, drawn, written - whatever you like!

Places are limited due to space so please pre-book to avoid disappointment.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age
Hear on the excavations that uncovered a series of amazing ‘gladiator’ burials.

York’s Roman Cemeteries: bringing order to the Roman dead

  • 13 June 2014 7-8pm

The cities of the Roman Empire took an organised and well-ordered approach to the disposal of their dead. Hear from YAT archaeologist Kurt Hunter-Mann on the excavations that uncovered a series of amazing ‘gladiator’ burials at Driffield Terrace, and find out how hey can tell us so much about Roman attitudes to death and the afterlife. Part of York’s Festival of Ideas programme.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£4 adult, £3 conc.

Website

http://digyork.com/events/

Consider the differences in the location, layout and form of Anglian and Viking Age settlement at York from the 8th - 10th centuries AD.

Eoforwic to Jorvik: Understanding Anglian and Viking Age Urban Development

  • 18 June 2014 7-8pm

This talk from Mark Whyman of York Archaeological Trust talk consider what the evident differences in the location, layout and form of Anglian and Viking Age settlement at York from the 8th - 10th centuries AD, might tell us about how these successive 'urban' sites functioned, and - perhaps - why one became the other.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£4 adult, £3 conc

Website

http://digyork.com/events/

An illustrated talk on the Hungate dig, the largest excavation in the history of York.

Viking Town Planning: order from chaos

  • 19 June 2014 7-8pm

Project Director, Peter Connelly, presents an illustrated talk on the Hungate dig, the largest excavation in the history of York, and the archaeological evidence that it provided for the extent and layout of the Viking city of Jorvik.

Discover the contribution made by the Vikings to the growth and organisation of the city of York, and learn how the Vikings left a legacy that outlasted their impact as raiders and destroyers. Part of York’s Festival of Ideas programme.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£4 adult, £3 conc.

Website

http://digyork.com/events/

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