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“jorvik centre”(17 reviews)
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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...more
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St SAVIOUR'S CHURCH St. St. Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN, England
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All reviewsviking poojorvik centrechildren agedenthusiastic staffhands on activitieseducational experiencedifferent erasold churchgreat for kidsinteractive exhibitscouple of hoursbarley hallhalf termguided tourfamily ticketwell worth a visitrainy day
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the DIG to take the kids for a fake excavation. The person giving the tour was really enthusiastic and informative. The children enjoyed themselves and asked lots of questions - and so did I. Maybe not the place to revisit, but certainly a...More

Thank PatandGuy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found our guide, Philip, extremely friendly, helpful, entertaining and interesting. He went into lots of extra detail with us and made our visit especially enjoyable by talking us through many of the exhibits. However, the whole thing is set up in such a way...More

Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today with our 2 boys aged 5 and 7. It cost £20 for a family ticket and I used Tesco clubcard vouchers. It takes 1 hour and the tours start on the hour and at half past the hour. Our host was great...More

Thank laurie f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This centrally located museum can be found on a quiet street in Central York behind the Shambles famous street of Medieval shops. 110 yardz/100. It is housed in an old church. If you pay for the tour there's the opportunity to excavate small areas from...More

Thank Travel-Eat53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

...visited in conjunction with a Jorvik visit as we had purchased the year long multi attraction PastPort. Situated in a converted church in the heart of York the premise here is that young/junior archaeologists dig for remains and get an insight into how archaeology works....More

Thank FlorianFY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with our 6 and 8 year olds. They enjoyed the hour, especially looking at the bones and sorting different artefacts. As the dig was in ‘fake’ soil I don’t think it would be suitable for children much older than our eldest but the member...More

Thank Travels-with-family4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the DIG, thinking that we could possibly enjoy a little archeology, unfortunately we couldn't it's purely for children. However, there was lots to see from the Viking era. It is very educational with lots of interesting activities for children.

Thank BarbnLuke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to DIG twice during our recent holiday in York, we have visited the previous year (Little one is interested in archaeology) the first was brilliant and we learnt all the different types of archaeology, there's even one for music. The second was outstanding,...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After booking this with my Jorvik centre booking I thought I would be seeing an actual dig site ( from the name I got this impression) Sadly it was not! It was just a activity centre for children really. Children were able to go and...More

Thank Darren H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Dig with my 8 yr old son this afternoon. What an amazing place! We thoroughly enjoyed it. Our tour guide Philip was brilliant, so friendly and told us so many interesting things. He was also more than happy to answer my son's many...More

Thank sarah p
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Evelyn M
25 July 2018|
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
It is about an hour for the tour, plus how ever long you want to look around the other small exhibitions. Overall I would leave about an hour and a quarter.
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Cara M
25 March 2018|
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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!
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Richard W
22 February 2018|
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Response from Emma B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, saw this too late. But not muddy!
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