Our early years group for children aged 2 – 5 years is going medieval for a whole week this Summer for JORVIK Medieval Festival! Take a look at the exciting themes and events taking place, and make sure to book your place today.

Go Back In Time

From celebrations of Magna Carta and Agincourt, to special talks on the legacy of the re-interment of Richard III and all manner of Medieval Merriment for all the family, we have you covered this summer.

Discover the Middle-Ages

We’ll be looking at the tales of the people who have lived in our city since the Roman era and the archaeological treasures they left behind; interpreting their stories with drawings… what will you create?

Draw the Past

Discover how to make candles, how light is used in pinhole cameras, how to illuminate a room with a potato and explore a brief history of light for the UNESCO International Year of Light.

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DIG offers a unique archaeological adventure to set your little ones on their  way to becoming real archaeologists. This is a one of a kind experience!

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Calling all Vikings! Go hunting for treasure with a birthday party at DIG!

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A Brand New Exhibition at Barley Hall exploring the archaeology, first-hand accounts of life in the city, and the effects that this greatest of Tudor monarchs had on life in York during his thirty eight year reign.

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This exhibition lets you explore some of the diverse collection of artefacts discovered during the five-year excavation of Hungate in York and reveals the stories of the people who lived there from Roman times to the early 20th century.

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