Visit DIG

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Welcome to DIG!

Pre-book your visit online now, or by calling 01904 615505.

Like many indoor attractions and museums, we want all our visitors and staff to feel safe and welcome at DIG, so we strongly encourage you to pre-book, stay 1 metre away from other groups and wear a face-covering throughout your visit. Visit our Covid-19 Safety page for more details.

Covid-19 Safety

Please note face coverings are required in our attractions and gift shops.

Please keep socially distanced from other parties and use the hand sanitiser stations located around the buildings.

Pre-booking – to help us minimise face-to-face interactions at our admissions desk and to reduce queueing, pre-booking your visit is required. Standby places may be available if a time slot has space.

Many thanks for your cooperation and consideration as we endeavour to keep JORVIK safe and enjoyable for all our visitors, staff and volunteers.

Visit our Safety and Social Distancing page for more details.


Opening Hours

Our planned opening hours for 2022 are as follows (closing time is time of last entry)*:

**Please note, the last tour of every day is for adults only**

4th Jan – 13th February: Open 1pm – 4pm on weekdays and 10am-4pm on weekends.
14th – 18th February:  9.30am-5pm
19th-27th February: 9.30am – 5.30pm

We are open throughout the year. Opening times for the rest of 2022 will be confirmed soon.

We will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day and open 10am -2pm on New Year’s Eve and 11am-4pm on New Year’s Day.


FREE admission for 12 months is included in your ticket.

DIG DIG & JORVIK DIG & Barley Hall Triple Ticket
Adult £8.00 £16.00 £11.50 £20.00
Child (5-16) £7.50 £12.75 £9.00 £15.00
Concession £7.50 £14.25 £10.00 £17.50
Family 4 £26.00 £48.75 £35.25 £60.00
Family 5 £30.00 £56.00 £41.25 £70.00

Choose our Triple Ticket for entry to 3 city-centre attractions for 1 great price: JORVIK Viking Centre, Barley Hall, and DIG.

*DIG is a great experience for ages 5+. Whilst we usually have a fun play area for under 5s, due to the safety and social distancing procedures currently in place, this area is temporarily closed.

**Maximum of 2 adults per family ticket.

***Please be aware that Tesco Clubcard Partner codes cannot be used for the purchase of joint museum tickets. To pre-book you can book online using the ‘Tesco Clubcard Reward Partner’ ticket on our website or call our reservations department on 01904615505. Please visit the Tesco Clubcard FAQs page for more.

Concession rates apply to any student with a valid ID card, or for anyone aged 60 or over.

Gift Aid

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If you are a UK taxpayer, you can help us further by turning your donation into a Gift Aid donation at no extra cost to you, which allows us to claim an extra 25p for every £1 you spend from the Government.

Please note this only applies to individual and family tickets, not larger groups.


You must pre-book your tickets to DIG. Your visit around DIG is led by a real archaeologist, so all tours are timed.

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Pre-Booking and refund policy

If you are not able to visit the attraction for your pre-booked slot we can re-book your visit for a more convenient time. We are not able to offer refunds.


We offer discounted tickets for NHS staff, members of the Armed Forces, carers and various other groups. Find out more here about the discounts we offer and how to redeem a discount when you book online.

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For larger bags, we recommend using Yorbag

The left luggage service is located on High Petergate, near to York Minster, and costs from £3. Take your pre-booked ticket for Barley Hall to get 20% off the price. You can find out more on the Yorbag website.


For a list of disabled access features at DIG please visit here.

Information on York

See our list of useful links for your visit to York and DIG, including where to stay, how to get here, and any other information you may need.

Triple Ticket

Triple Ticket offerExplore 3 fantastic attractions for 1 great price

Exploring the history of a city like York can be an expensive day out! Luckily The JORVIK Group offer a Triple Ticket, enabling you to visit three of the best city-centre attractions in York including DIG: An Archaeological Adventure, JORVIK Viking Centre and Barley Hall, throughout the year, for one discounted price.



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