Welcome to DIG: An Archaeological Adventure

Welcome to Jorvik DIG

Jorvik 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.

Opening times & directions



Open today

10: 00 am – 4: 00 pm


Find us

St Saviour’s Church,

St Saviourgate,York, YO1 8NN,

United Kingdom.


Birthday Parties

Join us at DIG for a birthday archaeological adventure! Your dedicated Viking host will lead the way through our dig pits, helping kids unearth fascinating artefacts from 2000 years of York’s history. After a fun shield-making activity there will be a delicious party feast, before everyone becomes a real Viking and faces each other in battle

Dig Deeper

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.


Discover Sounds and pictures inspired by an ancient archaeological landscape

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Book Your School Visit

Let your students get hands on with history

Historic Birthday Parties

Dig, Feast and become a viking on your special day