Education

Pupils can become archaeologist for the day

Education

DIG is an exciting attraction which enables learners to engage with archaeology in a hands-on way. Pupils can become archaeologists for the day and learn how we use our discoveries to learn more about life in the past.

Sessions start with some archaeological training, where pupils will learn more about which materials survive and how archaeologists sort and identify finds to learn about different periods. Your class can put their enquiry skills to the test, using scientific thinking to consider objects from our fantastic collection and come up with their own interpretations about life in the past.

Pupils are then instructed on digging for archaeological finds and kitted out with the tools they will need to excavate a replica excavation site for themselves. Once inside the DIG pits, pupils can unearth artefacts from four different historical periods and discover more about the history of York over the past 2000 years.

Please see our Booking Notes for more information. If you would like to book or view a loan box please phone our Reservations Team on 01904 615505.