St Saviour's Church
St. Saviourgate
North Yorkshire

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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: £6.50 for adults / £6.00 for concessions / £6.00 children / £20.00 Family of 4 / £22.50 Family x 5 / Under 5s FREE.


  • 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




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.

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.
Discover archaeology after dark over at DIG

DIG After Dark

  • 15 May 2015 5-8pm

Grab a trowel and join the fun exploring the dig pits to find clues and secrets that will lead you on an adventure through the attraction!

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10



York Archaeological Trust

Plants: The Real Silent Witnesses

  • 11 June 2015 7-8pm

This presentation by Jennifer Miller of YAT’s Dickson Laboratory for Bioarchaeology will outline the various ways in which plants contribute to the investigation of serious crime, giving case examples to help illustrate salient points.


£4 Adult, £3 Conc