Children digging at DIG - York's Archaeological Adventure
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DIG is a hands-on archaeological adventure giving kids the chance to become trainee ‘diggers’ and discover the most exciting artefacts from 2000 years of York’s history!

With four special in-door excavation pits, all based on real-life digs in the city and filled with replica Roman, Viking, medieval and Victorian finds, children can grab a trowel and explore how people lived in these times.

Kids can dig down deep (in our synthetic, no mess soil) to discover artefacts from the four major periods of York’s fascinating history. An Archaeologist is on hand to answer your questions on your finds & help you piece together what it would have been like to live in past.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archaeological site

Opening hours

Open Daily 10:00-16:00 (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

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Join the Little Diggers Fun

Little Diggers: Norse Myths and Stories

  • 29 July 2017 10-11am

The myths and legends of the Vikings come alive with a visit from our very own skald (storyteller).

Have a go at mythical crafts and activities while we explore the characters, gods and monsters of Viking sagas.

Pre-booking essential due to limited spaces.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children





An illustration of Doug, the DIG dog

Little Diggers: Archaeology of the Future

  • 12 August 2017 10-11am

What will Archaeologists discover when they look back at us in 100 years?

Explore some of the objects we use every day and think about what they might say about our lives and what stories they might come up with!

Pre-booking essential due to limited spaces

Suitable for

  • Especially for children





The garden outside DIG

Little Diggers: Garden Explorers

  • 26 August 2017 10-11am

Explore our sensory garden and discover what we can find out about archaeology from what we know about bugs and animals!

Learn about the soil and what might have happened to the objects archaeologists find after hundreds of years underground…

Pre-booking essential due to limited spaces

Suitable for

  • Especially for children





St Saviour's Church
St. Saviourgate
North Yorkshire






01904 615505

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