The Jorvik Group DIG: An Archaeological Adventure York
St Saviour's Church, St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NN
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Listed under: Viking Educational Tours | Geography | History | Science | Day Trip Destinations | Educational Tours | Historic Buildings | Historical Heritage | Museums | Archaeology | Roman School Tours | Medieval School Tours | Medieval Workshops
What we offer on a school trip
We are open for visiting! If you would like to find out more about visiting DIG, JORVIK or Barley Hall safely, please contact our Reservations department directly on by phone (01904 615505) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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 replica 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.
If you’re home-schooling, or simply trying to encourage a positive learning environment at home for your child, a visit to DIG is a great way of supporting their development in history, literacy, and science. There are also a huge range of helpful resources available for free online.
Why not invite a Viking, medieval medic, or friendly archaeologist into your classroom this year? With our new live, immersive and interactive sessions, you won’t miss out on any of the fun of visiting our attractions, as we have adapted our award-winning school workshops for exclusive access online.
The virtual outreach encounters are available via Skype, Zoom and Google Meet, and we can even include children studying from home, meaning everyone in your class can stay connected as we explore the past together.
We have introduced a number of social distancing and safety procedures, and you can read more about them in our Covid-19 Advice for Visiting schools document: https://digyork.com/files/2020/10/Covid-19-Advice-for-Visiting-Schools-1.pdf