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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

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.
Draw history to life at DIG

Eboracum to York: Draw the Story!

  • 10 October 2015 12-3pm

Join us at DIG, our archaeological adventure, for a fun workshop exploring the theme of this year’s Big Draw: Every Drawing Tells a Story!

We’ll be looking at the tales of the people who have lived in our city since the Roman era and the archaeological treasures they left behind; interpreting their stories with drawings… what will you create?

Part of The Big Draw 2015

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly


Normal Admission Prices Apply



St Saviour's Church
St. Saviourgate
North Yorkshire






01904 615505

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