Discover the story of York's history by digging through the layers of
this authentic archaeological adventure! Visitors are invited to grab a
trowel and reveal the secrets of York's past from Roman, Viking,
Medieval through to Victorian times...
DIG - An Archaeological Adventure
St. Saviour's Church, St. Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NN
01904 615 505
(formerly the Archaeological Resource
Discover the story of York's history by digging through the layers of this authentic archaeological adventure! Visitors are invited to grab a trowel and reveal the secrets of York's past from Roman, Viking, Medieval through to Victorian times. Become an archaeologist and handle real artefacts! Don't worry the soil is not real so you don't need to bring a change of clothes.
What is it all about?
At DIG you will become an Archaeological Detective, and find out for yourself what York was really like through the ages, from Roman times to the present day.
What Will You Do?
You will get the chance to excavate objects from the streets of York and then decide what they are, what they are made from, and why they got there.
What Will You Find Out?
On your journey as an Archaeological Detective you will find out about the work of the many different types of Archaeologists, including field archaeologists, researchers, curators and conservators.
What Will You See?
You will also have the chance to meet real archaeologists and talk to them about their work, see and handle artefacts from York and view recent exciting discoveries.
Opening times: 10-5 (last admission at 3:30) Closed 24/25/26 December
Prices: Adult £5.50, Child £5, Concession £5, Under 5s free
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