I wouldn't have heard the end of it if I hadn't taken my son to visit the Jorvik Dig to...dig! The Dig museum has several static and interactive displays explaining archaeology and the conservation of York's treasures, however the bread and butter is to jump on the interactive tour. Guided by animated and excited staff, you'll get a high level walk-through of the archaeological process. After a brief introduction, you grab a trowel and start digging in one of four "dirt" pits that represent four of York's significant archaeological periods. After the dig, you "take" your finds to a table and try to sort out what's what. The entire time, the guide is moving about, asking you questions to stimulate thought, and providing answers to posed questions.
The overall experience is probably a minimum of two hours. Although you could push a stroller through the entire museum, staff prefers you do not use a stroller on the tour and provides parking space for you wheels. That's fine, give the baby a trowel and let them dig too. Kids and adults seemed to have had a blast at this site.
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