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DIG

St SAVIOUR'S CHURCH St. St. Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN, England
+44 1904 615505
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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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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St SAVIOUR'S CHURCH St. St. Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN, England
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+44 1904 615505
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our 1st visit here. Great to have historical input from an archaeologist at a level children can understand. The whole practical experience of handling bits of 1000 year old pottery, to digging for other pieces, to handling old bones, teeth and poo (yes,...More

Thank mirolle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I were lucky enough to be the only ones on our tour so we really spent as much time as we wanted asking questions and enjoying each dig site. I wasn't exactly sure what was included but the visit really exceeded my...More

1  Thank Gailandkids
Reviewed 2 November 2017

This venue is educational - but not what I expected. I was under the impression it was an ongoing Archeological dig for the Viking remains that York is so well known for. For that I was disappointed. However, as an educational tool for kids, it...More

1  Thank bdh520
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The talks were too long and detailed to hold a pre-schoolers attention and the dig pits were too childish for teenagers to enjoy so this place has a specific target demographic. A bit tired now and needs updating but pleasant enough way to spend 90mins...More

Thank zed741
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We visited DIG on Saturday 28/10/2017 as part of a family group and we had booked our time slot on line prior to attending, we arrived a little earlier and were asked if we would like to move on to the earlier slot, which we...More

Thank Crazybaresi
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We visited with children aged 7 and 9 and think this was the perfect age for them. We had a personalised tour and experience - firstly an explanation of what archeology is- then a choice of which four time zones to have a dig in....More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We took our three granddaughters on a visit after going to Jorvik. Found it very informative but not as "hands on" as we expected ! The dig itself was not really a dig, just moving aside rubber beads to expose painted objects in the cast...More

Thank IAN N
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the Dig this week as an alternative to a local play centre on a rainy day. We was hoping to go to ballon fiesta at York but it was cancelled due to the rain but decided to stick with York, anyway, we want...More

1  Thank Mum-of-two-2012-13
Reviewed 25 September 2017

My husband and I visited here because we had it on our York Pass so figured we'd take a look, knowing that it was really designed for children. I like to be able to pass on information to others even though it might not be...More

Thank magpie628
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Hands on and really well put together. Well worth the money for the guided tour. Helps to appreciate the stories behind the artefacts. Our 5 year old loved the digging.. a very well spent hour 😂😁😉😎

Thank Rachel H
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Vanessa S
19 May 2017|
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Response from TravelJunckie | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think so. They would enjoy digging on the rubber earth with a plastic trowel and could take part in some of the drawings. Upstairs there was an indoor play space. Nothing special but space to have a sandwich and a play... More
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Nicp396
27 February 2017|
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Response from Jonathan M |
Hi, You can turn up and book at the desk for one of our tours that day (tours are every half an hour between 10am-4pm). However, you can pre-book online through the website or by calling our Reservations team to check... More
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Nicp396
25 February 2017|
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Response from Gav_jo | Reviewed this property |
We took three children: 11, 9 and 4 they all loved it!
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