Jorvik Dig

About DIG

At DIG, you get to discover the most exciting archaeological artefacts from the 2000 years of history, hidden under the streets of York

Our four excavation pits are filled with Roman, Viking, medieval and Victorian finds, so you can grab a trowel and dig up the clues that show how people lived in these times, offering you a unique archaeological adventure to help you on your way to becoming a real archaeologist.

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

There are 4 replica excavation pits at DIG for you to unearth. These are based on four major excavations that York Archaeological Trust have undertaken over the past 30 years. You will unearth artefacts similar to those found by the Trust’s archaeologists during their excavations.

Calling all very young archaeologists!

Little Diggers at DIG is for all those who like to dig, delve and discover for themselves all about objects and stories from the past.

Our new early years area at DIG is aimed at children aged 2 – 5 years, with lots of fun resources including dressing up, puppets, storybooks and games.

Enthusiastic diggers will also get the chance to join our Little Diggers group which meets seasonally. Each time we meet you will explore a different theme with a fun and friendly guide.

Little Digger having fun the session takes place in our dedicated early years area and creates a safe and relaxed space for children to play and explore.

Sessions begin at 10.30am on Saturday morning and refreshments are available on site.

Special discounts are available for children who join our ‘Little Diggers’ club.


Opening Hours

DIG is open every day from 10am – 5pm (last admission 4pm).


St Saviour’s Church, St Saviourgate , York , YO1 8NN


01904 615505