Overview & description

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 indoor 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 during these times.

Start your training in the Briefing Hut and learn about the world of archaeology and what you will be doing during your DIG adventure.

Once you’re briefed, it’s time to visit the DIG pits and start uncovering the past!

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

Kids can get hands on with history and actually touch finds from previous digs by York Archaeological Trust, including pottery, bone and even antlers! You will discover what these artefacts tell archaeologists about the lives of people who used them.

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Type Price
Adult £7.00
Child £6.50
Concession £6.50
Family of 4 £22.00
Family of 5 £25.00


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