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

We know that many national restrictions have been lifted, but like many indoor attractions and museums across the country, we want vulnerable people and those awaiting vaccination to feel safe and welcome for their visit. We also need to consider the safety of our team, who meet hundreds of visitors face-to-face every day.

Social distancing – please try to remain 1 metre from others.
All our visitor feedback suggests that allowing more space between visitors makes your visit a more pleasant experience, particularly during our busy periods.

Face coverings – our staff will continue to wear face coverings unless exempt, and we strongly encourage you to wear a face-covering throughout your visit.

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

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

Visit our Safety and Social Distancing page for more details.


Opening Hours

Our planned opening hours for 2021 are as follows (closing time is time of last entry)*:

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

17th May – 28th May: Open weekdays 1.15pm -3.30pm and 10am-3pm on weekends.

29th May – 6th June: Open 10am-5pm.

7th June – 18th July: Open weekdays 1.15pm -3.30pm and 10am-3pm on weekends.

19th July – 23rd July: Open 1.15pm -3.30pm.

24th July – 5th September: Open 10am-5pm

6th Sept – 17th October: Open 1pm -4pm on weekdays and 10am – 4pm on weekends.

18th October – 31st October (half term): Open 10am – 4pm

1st November – 23rd December: Open 1pm – 4pm

We will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day and open 10am -2pm on New Year’s Day and 1pm-3pm on New Year’s Day.


Your payment will be treated as an admission donation that entitles you and your family group to 12 months free admission from the date of your first visit.


Adult £7.00
*Child (5-16) £6.50
Concessions £6.50
**Family 4 £22.00
**Family 5 £25.00

*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.

FREE admission for 12 months is included in your ticket.

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

DIG & JORVIK** DIG & Barley Hall** Triple Ticket**
Adult £15.50 £10.00  £18.00
Child (5-16) £12.00 £7.75  £12.50
Concessions £13.00 £8.50  £14.50
*Family 4 £46.00 £29.50  £50.00
*Family 5 £49.00 £32.00  £55.00

*Maximum of 2 adults per family ticket.

**Please be aware that TESCO Clubcard vouchers cannot be used for the purchase of joint museum tickets. To pre-book you can book online using the ‘Tesco Days Out Voucher’ ticket on our website or call our reservations department on 01904615505.

Following recent changes to how your Tesco Clubcard vouchers are exchanged, please visit the Tesco Clubcard FAQ’s page.

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.

Tesco Clubcard Days Out Vouchers

Please be aware that TESCO Clubcard Days Out vouchers cannot be used for the purchase of joint museum tickets. If you wish to use a Tesco voucher, you can book online using the ‘Tesco Days Out Voucher’ ticket on our website or you can call our reservations department on 01904615505.


Your visit around DIG is led by a real archaeologist, so all tours are timed. We strongly recommend that you pre-book your tickets to DIG.

Book Now

You can also call 01904 615505 to book, but please bear in mind our phones are currently exceptionally busy.

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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