DIG

Price guide: Mid-range

St Saviour's Church, St. Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NN

Price guide: Mid-range

St Saviour's Church, home of DIG.
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By David Cawley, your York expert

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#12 of 20
expert-rated things to do in York
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Design and architecture, History

Expert review of DIG

Primarily aimed at children, DIG uncovers the joys of archaeological discovery.

Housed in the now converted St. Saviour’s Church, this family attraction offers kids the chance to get their hands dirty in this fully interactive learning experience. An insight into the work done by archaeologists in and around York, this lively experience gives the chance to rummage around excavation pits, explore the recreated labs and archaeological workspaces. There’s a 3D film presentation and around the corner is the ongoing Hungate excavation which for an extra £1.00 per person can be included in the overall experience.

Price advice: 

Adults £5.50, children and concessions £5.00 (Under 5’s free), family tickets from £18.50.
Keep your ticket once entry has been paid and you can return as many times as you like during the following 12 months.
Accepts Yorkshire and YAT passes (See the Sights and attractions section on my York insider tips page for more details).

Expert tips: 
Pre booking is recommended during busy periods.
The 45 minute tours are timed and accompanied by a qualified archaeologist.

More information on DIG:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Archaeological site, Instructional class, Museum
Address:
St Saviour's Church, St. Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NN
Telephone:
+44 1904 615 505
Website:
http://www.digyork.com
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Daily 10am-4pm
Indoor/outdoor?:
Both
Free tags / Keywords:
child-friendly, Good for kids

Have you been to DIG? Would you recommended it?