Welcome to DIG: An Archaeological Adventure
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.
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 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!
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Dig, Feast and become a viking on your special day