As one of the few places in the country that specialises in interactive archaeology, DIG offers an experience unlike any other.

DIG is owned by the same archaeologists who discovered the Viking-Age City of Jorvik, and they are ready to pass on their skills to you! Using the same expertise and knowledge that went into such famous excavations such as the Coppergate and Hungate dig, families can learn more about history hands-on, and explore four different eras of the city of York, learning how the city has changed over the past 2000 years, and what we know about each period.

Dig, shake, see, feel and find your way through four different excavation pits. Experience finding relics from the Roman, Viking, Medieval and Victorian eras, using your skills to work out how people lived in those times, and learning about each age with exclusive artefacts and displays, where you can discover how a Viking-Age cellar was made out of an Anglo-Saxon ship, what jewellery the Romans were buried with, and how people lived in the slums of Victorian Hungate.

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  • Admission: Adult: £6.50
  • Offer Expires: 31 December 2018
  • Location: St Saviour's Church, St Saviourgate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8NN
  • Phone number: 01904 615505

Terms and conditions

  1. Save 20% on a Standard Adult Admission Ticket. 
  2. To redeem this offer you must produce a valid NYMR Membership Card.
  3. Acceptance of this offer is strictly subject to the establishment’s own terms and conditions and deemed accepted on admission.
  4. Prices are subject to change without notice. Offers may be withdrawn or subject to change without notice.
  5. Special terms and conditions may apply and will be stated clearly within this website/publication.
  6. Offer valid on full price adult tickets only. An adult is 16 years or over.
  7. In the event of a full price and concessionary admission ticket being purchased together, the higher price ticket must be paid for.
  8. This offer must be used at the time of purchase and is not valid for any pre-booked tickets (unless specified otherwise).
  9. This offer cannot be used with any other promotion, offer, individual or group discount.
  10. Not valid on during Special Events.  
  11. Valid only on Walk Up Admissions and not available online.