Welcome to DIG
DIG is a hands-on archaeology-themed visitor attraction created by the people behind JORVIK Viking Centre, giving visitors the chance to become trainee ‘diggers’ and discover the most exciting artefacts from 2000 years of York’s history! Ideally suited for ages 5 to 12, with additional Dig Deeper tours designed for our adult visitors and Tiny Diggers sessions for under 5s.
Looking for a fun, safe, regular meet-up for parents, babies and toddlers? Join Tiny Diggers – our new group promoting sensory play for babies and toddlers. Sessions are 9am Mondays for pre-walkers, and 9am Fridays for walkers.
DIG Deeper into the stories of York’s archaeology with our adult-only tours, running every afternoon. Handle replica objects, uncover real archaeological finds in our pits and ask burning questions about life in the trenches.
Have you ever heard of dental calculus? Our new family-friendly exhibition delves into the research methods used by scientists to find out more about people who lived thousands of years ago. Discover what the residents of Roman York, Italy and Tunisia ate – and what they were doing in their spare time – by what they had stuck in their teeth!