DIG - An Archaeological Adventure

DIG is a hands-on archaeology-themed visitor attraction created by the people behind JORVIK Viking Centre. Giving visitors the chance to become trainee ‘diggers’ and discover the most exciting artefacts from 2000 years of York’s history!

Hidden Gems and Interesting Facts

The church of St. Saviour has stood on this site since the 11th century. The present building dates from the 15th century, although some earlier stonework survives. In 1975, the building was acquired by York Archaeology. At first it was used for the storage of finds.

What We Offer Our Visitors

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!

Why Choose Us for Your Next Day Out in Yorkshire

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.

Accessibility and Disabled Facilities

There is level access to the entrance and throughout the building. There is a lift to the first floor and an accessible toilet. All staff have disability awareness and Autism Awareness training whilst some staff have BSL training.

Glass doors have contrast markings. We have interpretation available in level 1 Braille translation and in large print. Visual stories are available to download on our website and we have paper copies at our front desk.

Seating is available throughout the building, and we have sensory packs for you to use at our front desk.

01904 615505
DIG St Saviour Church, St Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN
Please see website for opening times and prices

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