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DIG

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Address: St Saviour's Church St. Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN, England
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+44 1904 615505
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Owned by the same archaeologists who discovered the Viking-Age City and...

Owned by the same archaeologists who discovered the Viking-Age City and created JORVIK Viking Centre. DIG offers you a unique archaeological adventure to get you on your way to becoming a real archaeologist. This is a one of a kind! So...

DIG IT!

SHAKE IT!

SEE IT!

FEEL IT!

FIND IT!

At DIG, you get to discover only the most exciting archaeological artefacts from the 2000 years of history hidden under the streets of York.

Our four excavation pits are filled with Roman, Viking, medieval and Victorian finds, so you can grab a trowel and dig up the clues that show how people lived in these times.

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Great hour!

We had a great hour at Dig. Our children aged 9 and 7 loved it. It was lead by knowledgeable staff who talked around the subject. Following an introductory talk there are four... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
truscom
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West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great hour at Dig. Our children aged 9 and 7 loved it. It was lead by knowledgeable staff who talked around the subject. Following an introductory talk there are four areas to 'dig'; Victorian, Vikings, roman and medieval. You spend around 20mins digging to find things, helped by the guide who helps you work out what you... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This attraction is probably for the younger children. My boys 8 and 11 were a little bored. Any younger and I would recommend this. The school trip upstairs looked perfectly pitched.

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Thank Leeleggs
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Read about this on York pass site and thought it sounded good. It was brilliant. My 4 year old wants to do it again. My 13 year old loved it and the 4adults really enjoyed it as well. Go and see it!!

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Thank zactudor
York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for small children as they get to learn whilst they play. They can dig up hidden artefacts in different rooms from different eras. My son loved it so much we hosted his birthday party here when he was 6. Lots of the other parents said it was much more interesting than the usual ball pit... More 

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Thank MsEmmerson
york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and 2 children went to DIG today in York ... A truly great experience but totally awesome because the lady doing the work there ( I don't know her name!! ) was wonderful with children.. I hope she gets to know that I've posted this because she made it a fantastic experience for my daughter and her children..... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is my 6-year old grandson's favourite and he insists on going every time her visits and has done so for the past two years, Buy a Pastport season ticket for all the York Archaeological Trust attractions and easily get your money's worth. The guides are superb teachers of little children and soon get them enthused while actually gteaching them... More 

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Thank Edward R
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

excellent place to attend and learn about the york history and vikings culture, people and their history !!! nicely explained by the staff !!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Visited here with my family on Tuesday to give the kids some educational stimulation and it worked, after reading some reviews expected it to be expensive but decided to give it a go as we were walking the past anyway, £20 for 2 adults and 2 children not too bad, this gave us a tour for an hour with a... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Having visited and enjoyed Jorvik on a previous visit, we had heard about Dig but didn't know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised. On arriving we were informed of the process, a 1 hour guided tour and interactive activities. We paid up only £6.50 for adults and our tour began within 10 mins. We had time to use the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Our friends recommended this when we were undecided on a morning activity and we would now share that recommendation with parents looking for something to do in York. The children get to learn about archaeology in a fun, hands-on way. The digging pits were excellent and even the little one could join in. There's also a very reasonable little gift... More 

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