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Kids go free at York DIG for National Archaeology Week

July 6, 2008

Have you ever wanted to:
– Take part in an excavation?
– Discover real objects from ancient civilisations?
– Understand how archaeologists recreate the past?

Now you can!
This is an experience that is all about having a go; visitors are invited to grab their trowels and get their hands dirty while exploring 2000 years of York’s unique history.

What will you find?
At DIG you will uncover artefacts from Roman times through the Viking and Medieval ages to the Victorian period that will help you learn what life was really like.

DIG is located within St Saviours Church on St Saviourgate, York. This location is in Central York, approximately 200 metres from the central shopping area on Parliament Street.

From JORVIK Viking Centre, turn left up Coppergate Walk. Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing and turn right along Coppergate. (All Saints Church Pavement with its remarkable lantern tower is on your left.)

Continue straight ahead at the traffic lights, passing the Halifax Building Society and Marks and Spencer’s on your left. Pass the end of the Shambles and St Crux Parish Hall and turn left up Whipmawhopmagate. Cross the road and take the first turning to the right, St Saviourgate. St Saviour’s Church and DIG is on the right-hand side.


Sat 12 – Sun 20 July 2008 10.00 – 17.00

To celebrate National Archaeology Week, kids (up to age 16) go free at York Archaeological Trust’s Attractions DIG and Barley Hall all week. Booking necessary for DIG, Pre-booking is required.
Contact: Paul Barker, 01904 615505

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