What is DIG ?

DIG is a hands-on archaeological adventure

What is DIG ?

“One of the best family days out. No other experience gets you as close to the excitement of archaeological discovery.” – Dan Snow

DIG is a hands-on archaeological adventure giving kids the chance to become trainee ‘diggers’ and discover the most exciting artefacts from 2000 years of York’s history! Tours last one hour and we advise you pre-book your place.

What is inside?

With four special indoor excavation pits, all based on real-life digs in the city and filled with replica Roman, Viking, medieval and Victorian finds, children can grab a trowel and explore how people lived in these times. Your experience will also include a talk from an archaeologist and getting up close to real archaeological artefacts!

 DIG is a great experience for ages 5-12, with a fun play area for under 5s.

The last tour of every day in term time is reserved for our adult-only tour – DIG Deeper.