We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

DIG

St SAVIOUR'S CHURCH St. St. Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN, England
+44 1904 615505
Website
Save
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“viking poo” (10 reviews)
“children aged” (12 reviews)
LOCATION
St SAVIOUR'S CHURCH St. St. Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1904 615505
Write a ReviewReviews (320)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"viking poo"
in 10 reviews
"children aged"
in 12 reviews
"enthusiastic staff"
in 7 reviews
"jorvik centre"
in 14 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 6 reviews
"different periods"
in 7 reviews
"educational experience"
in 4 reviews
"different eras"
in 7 reviews
"great for kids"
in 10 reviews
"old church"
in 6 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 13 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 4 reviews
"barley hall"
in 6 reviews
"half term"
in 6 reviews
"guided tour"
in 10 reviews
"family ticket"
in 4 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 16 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 318 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 9 year old girl is really into archeology and fossils so we have spent quite some time at the Jurassic coast and Norfolk coast finding fossils. This museum and experience for youngster is trying to replicate this in a controlled and informative environment. The...More

Thank Obidos-lover
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the hour long tour which was definitely the way to go - accessible (for little ones) explanation of what archaeology is about, then into the 4 indoor pits filled with rubber crumbs armed with plastic trowels - one recreating a Roman site, one Viking,...More

Thank James T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good experience. Archeologist was brilliant and gave a very good commentry. This is excellent for children and gives them plenty of facts and is a good learning experience.

Thank ManchesterTravelman
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 6 year old here and he loved every minute from walking in to leaving, he loved it. This really is a must for younger kids.

Thank Random1977
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late in the day for this museum and the staff were fabulous. Miranda was our tour guide and was engaging, friendly and knowledgeable. Really interesting dig activity which the children loved and a fun way to learn about archeology and history. Highly recommended.

Thank kew125
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience for all, really bought archeology to life. Miranda was our guide and she was great with the kids, informative and energetic.

Thank Sally S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great mini tour and talk on the remain and finding in and around York, my youngest (10) loved it. Well done to those at Dig loving the No2 discussion 😝💩👍

Thank grahamdavidk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Children love this place - like an oasis in a City which does not have a great deal for children to do. Wonderful idea which certainly is good for a child's imagination.

Thank 356lizt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

We went to the Dig with our 8 year old daughter for a day out as I'd heard good things about it. The price was fair,approx £20 for w adults and q child.It was very hectic and felt rushed as the group consisted of around...More

Thank Richard W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 February 2018

We have been a few times to dig but this time we were disappointed because they packed far too many people onto the booked tour. The pits were crowded and it was just unpleasant and unwieldy. I also don't know why adults are charged so...More

Thank Sandi M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 47 hotels in York
DoubleTree by Hilton York
926 reviews
.35 km away
The Parisi Hotel
717 reviews
.38 km away
Hilton York
3,083 reviews
.40 km away
Grays Court Hotel
427 reviews
.42 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Marzano Italian & Grill
169 reviews
.12 km away
Shambles Kitchen
696 reviews
.14 km away
Everest Gurkha Restaurant
127 reviews
.12 km away
The Flax and Twine
130 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Shambles
11,962 reviews
.13 km away
Monk Bar Chocolatiers of York
71 reviews
.14 km away
Margaret Clitherow Shrine
56 reviews
.15 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Cara M
25 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Emma B | Reviewed this property |
Personally I think the Dig centre is really aimed at children and school trips. However, my husband and I have been and there is still a lot of interesting information. Best not to try and go in school holidays!
0
Votes
Richard W
22 February 2018|
Answer
Response from Emma B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, saw this too late. But not muddy!
0
Votes
Jatterine
5 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Crazybaresi | Reviewed this property |
the activity lasts about an hour but then there are other interactive things to do and other exhibits to look at. so could be anywhere between 1 and 3 hours depending in your age and level of interest
2
Votes
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor