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“Dig, fab for the kids” 5 of 5 stars
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DIG
St Saviour's Church, St Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN, England
+44 1904 615505
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Ranked #35 of 213 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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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“Dig, fab for the kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

We loved dig, you got to get yr hands dirty ! The kids loved it, more involvement form humans made it more informative and being able to ask questions was great.

Visited February 2012
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“Great hands on experience of the role of archaeology in uncovering history.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Best bit was the fact it was so hands on with a pretend archaeological dig (in rubber bits rather than soil) and looking through actual artefacts -sorting and identifying.
Would have liked longer to do the digging as we only got to do the Roman section.

Visited February 2012
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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“Kids loved it !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Wasn't sure what to expect but my 2 boys aged 2&7 absolutely loved this - they both enjoyed digging around in the different areas of time - in fact they said it was the best bit of the weekend - that and holding a bit of fossilised poo - oh the joys ! Would definitely go back for a second visit - they said to allow 90 minutes but it's more like an hour - our guide was fab - she had a busy tour and some seriously annoying kids to deal with but did so admirably !

Visited February 2012
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Hawarden, United Kingdom
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“AVOID!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

As poor as Jorvik - avoid at all cost. Spend your money elsewhere.

Visited August 2011
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“fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

excellent place to visit with the kids and I think not well enough advertised. Their imagination runs riot digging up artifacts - yes its rubber "soil" but who cares - they are learning and having fun at the same time. We spent a fair bit of time looking round the museum part and using the interactive computers looking at different skeleton parts etc and also finding out about who we would have been 200/300 years ago. The children loved it and we spent about 3 hours in here - definitely would recommend and will go back when we visit York again later in the year.

Visited January 2012
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