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DIG

St SAVIOUR'S CHURCH St. St. Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN, England
+44 1904 615505
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Owned by the same archaeologists who discovered the Viking-Age City and created JORVIK Viking Centre. DIG offers you a unique archaeological adventure to get you on your way to becoming a real archaeologist. This is a one of a kind! So... DIG IT! SHAKE IT! SEE IT! FEEL IT! FIND IT! At DIG, you get to discover only 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.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“viking poo” (10 reviews)
“children aged” (12 reviews)
“jorvik centre” (14 reviews)
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St SAVIOUR'S CHURCH St. St. Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN, England
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+44 1904 615505
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"viking poo"
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"children aged"
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"jorvik centre"
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"different periods"
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"hands on activities"
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"educational experience"
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"great fun"
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"old church"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"barley hall"
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"couple of hours"
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"guided tour"
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"family ticket"
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"well worth a visit"
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"rainy day"
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"two hours"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on Sunday with a very enthusiastic 5 year old. She enjoyed the interactive skeleton game and the stained glass puzzle but overall the whole place was dirty/neglected and disappointing. The coin rubbing station had no paper, the stained glass game was missing most...More

Thank Emma B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A little bit of a disappointment as the kids got a bit bored (aged 11 and 6). A great informative start but it started to tail off so we left after the dig part.

Thank danarm1986
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This attracton is an excellent intorduction to archaeology for kids. The hands on activities were good practical exercises and the introductory presentation was clear and easy to follow. A great activity!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's a fabulous concept. Turn everyone into archeology detectives and teach history and archaeology! My kids were sold. Very engaging group leader showed them all sorts of interesting finds and explained all the gory details too! The fossilised poo was a real hit! The kids...More

Thank klf2011
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Children loved uncovering the objects hidden in the "soil" ( actually very clean rubber chippings) . Could happily spend a couple of hours here.

Thank LindaVaughan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit, and our son loved the whole experience. Hidden in an old church, you get the chance to excavate Victorian, medieval, Viking and Roman digs, they use recycled rubber as the soil so it's a non mess activity, all of the staff are...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

I took my nephews aged 5 and 11, they both had a lot of fun becoming archaeologists for the morning. We spent a couple of hours here and I think they learnt something too. The staff were extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. Sarah was able...More

Thank Andy W
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We spent a fun hour here with our two kids aged 4 and 1. It was not busy so we basically had a private tour which was great for my demanding preschooler. She and her baby brother loved digging through the (very clean, rubber) “dirt”...More

Thank G S
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

On a rainy day I wanted to take my grandson somewhere interesting, had a look on google and came up with york dig. My grandson is interested in fossils and digging so thought this would be ideal. I booked on line easily.We were a little...More

Thank dotmolloy54
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This was our 1st visit here. Great to have historical input from an archaeologist at a level children can understand. The whole practical experience of handling bits of 1000 year old pottery, to digging for other pieces, to handling old bones, teeth and poo (yes,...More

Thank mirolle
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Jatterine
5 January 2018|
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Response from Crazybaresi | Reviewed this property |
the activity lasts about an hour but then there are other interactive things to do and other exhibits to look at. so could be anywhere between 1 and 3 hours depending in your age and level of interest
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Vanessa S
20 May 2017|
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Response from dotmolloy54 | Reviewed this property |
Personally I would thing 2 is a little too young the archeologist talk would be a bit boring.
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