Education

School Visits at DIG

DIG is an exciting attraction which enables learners to engage with archaeology in a hands-on way. Pupils can become archaeologists for the day and learn how we can use our discoveries to learn more about life in the past.

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At DIG, learners have a go at excavating finds for themselves. Sessions start in the briefing hut, where pupils are instructed on digging for archaeological finds and kitted out with the tools they will need. Once inside the DIG pits, pupils can unearth artefacts from our four different historical periods and discover more about the history of York over the past 2000 years.

Handling objects from the past, pupils will find out which materials survive and how archaeologists sort and identify finds to learn about different periods. Your class can put their enquiry skills to the test, using scientific thinking to analyse the materials left behind. Choose to explore the remains of Viking backyards or Roman rubbish pits to complement your topic of study.

Find out more about our fantastic learning packages by reading our latest Learning programme:

 

Note to Teachers
Due to an increase in demand we recommend that teachers book visits at least six weeks in advance to guarantee the perfect experience for your school. Find out more about visiting DIG with our handy downloadable teachers’ guide.