DIG: An Archaeological Adventure
York, North Yorkshire
Average time spent – 1 hour
Things to do at Dig: An Archaeological Adventure review
Dig! is a hands-on archaeological adventure for kids where they can learn how to become trainee ‘diggers’ and learn how to excavate and find out all about York’s past. Located in a church in the centre of York. It is part of the Jorvik group so why not purchase a combined ticket for here and the Jorvik Viking centre.
A visit to Dig starts with a lesson on how to become a trainee excavator. Kids are given their own trowels and they then have four different areas to investigate and dig around. These are from the Roman, Viking, Medieval and Victorian eras. It’s the kid’s job to find what’s there and they won’t get messy as it’s synthetic soil that just brushes off.
You then get to sort different finds such as bone, shells, pottery and more. There’s a small exhibition to look around, a video and a play area with more hands-on learning experiences.
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Important Information DIG: An Archaeological Adventure
Eating – There is no cafe on-site.
Facilities in brief – Dig! is an indoor attraction for kids where they can learn how to be a trainee excavator in different historical periods of time. There are toilets.
Entry price – *Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket is £7, child 5-16 is £6.50. A combined ticket with Jorvik is £15.50 for an adult, £12 for a child. Other pricing options are available including family tickets.
Opening: Dig! is open almost all year round. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Only assistance dogs are permitted
Address: St Saviour’s Church, St Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN, North Yorkshire, England. Phone: 01904 615505
Category – Indoor Educational Play for Kids – Suitable for most ages, attraction not suitable for really young children.
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