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Grab a trowel and dig to see what you can find in the excavation pits at this homage to archaeology. Rediscover for yourself some of the amazing finds that have been discovered under the streets of York, and understand how people lived in Roman, Viking, medieval and Victorian times. Touch real artefacts and work out what they would be used for, and look out for special events.

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Try your hand at excavating and touch real artefacts

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Yorvick DIG
St Saviourgate, YORK, YO1 8NN
Phone : 01904 615505


  • Parking nearby
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Induction loop, sensory garden, hearing posts
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, daily 10-5 ( last admission 4). Closed 24-26 Dec

About The area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.


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