Classroom Resources

5We have a selection of resources that will support your studies of archaeology in your classroom and compliment your visit to DIG. From replica artefacts to borrow, to videos to watch in the classroom, scroll down to learn more…

Loan Boxes

Bring archaeology into your classroom with one of our Loan Boxes! Our loan boxes contain real and replica artefacts that can be used to compliment studies of different time periods and the practice of archaeology to understand the past. Learn more about our Loan Boxes here.

The boxes cost £24 each for the first week, followed by £6 for each additional week up to a maximum of six weeks. Loan boxes have to be collected and returned to DIG: An Archaeological Adventure. Unfortunately we cannot send the boxes via post or courier.

If you would like to book or view a loan box please email our Reservations team at schools@yorkat.co.uk or phone 01904 615505.

Shaking Hands with the Past

As part of ‘Finding the Future‘, York Archaeological Trust’s Resilience Project, we have produced a series of vodcasts entitled ‘Shaking Hands with the Past’ specifically for our school’s audience. Each of these presentations features one of our unique artefacts and explains their use, construction and history in easily understood terms and with the help of some friendly faces from the past! These vodcasts can be used by teachers, parents and pupils to help bring alive the topic of living in Viking or medieval times. We intend to create further series of similar presentations and include objects from different historical periods in the York collection.

Season 1

Episode 1 – Viking Sock

Episode 2 – Viking Coin Die

Episode 3 – Viking Board Game

Episode 4 – Viking Instruments

Season 2

Each of the second season’s presentations features one of our unique artefacts and explains their use, construction and history in easily understood terms and with the help of a friendly medieval resident! These vodcasts can be used by teachers, parents and pupils to help bring alive the topic of living in medieval York.

Episode 1 – Archer’s Bracer

Episode 2 – Ampullae

Episode 3 – Seal Matrices

Episode 4 – Medieval Mystery Object

Souvenir Gift Packs

We offer a selection of souvenir gift bags for pupils to take home as a memento of their day. Click here for more information.