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DIG is temporarily closed due to Covid-19.

We will re-open DIG as soon as government guidelines indicate it is safe to do so.

Find out about the safety policies that will be in place when we re-open, including restricting the number of people in the attraction, ensuring social distancing and extra hygiene precautions.

You can also read our frequently asked questions for during DIG’s closure, including information on pre-booked tickets.

We hope you and your family stay well during this difficult time, and we look forward to welcoming you back to DIG soon.

We are owned by York Archaeological Trust, an educational charity with a mission of ‘Building Better Lives Through Heritage’; and so ensuring all of our audiences remain engaged with their past is one of our key aims. With this in mind, you can find some exciting digital content on our Discover from Home page on the JORVIK Viking Centre site.

If you would like to show your support and offer a donation to York Archaeological Trust to help assist us during this difficult time it would be appreciated enormously. Please click the link below.

Make a donation.

Normally, DIG is open every day from 10am-5pm (last admission 4pm).

DIG will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

On New Year’s Eve the last tour at DIG will be at 14:00 and on New Year’s Day the first tour at DIG will be at 11:00.


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 payment.


Adult £7.00
Child (3-16) £6.50
Concessions £6.50
*Family 4 £22.00
*Family 5 £25.00

*Maximum of 2 adults per family ticket.

Joint Tickets to Our Attractions Get Under 5s in for Free at DIG!

FREE admission for 12 months is included in your ticket.

Choose our Pastport ticket to gain access to 5 attractions for 1 great price. Including: JORVIK Viking Centre, DIG: An Archaeological Adventure, Barley Hall, The Richard III Experience and The Henry VII Experience.


DIG & JORVIK** DIG & Barley Hall** Pastport**(Valid for 12 months)
Adult £15.50 £10.00 £20.00
Child (5-16) £12.00 £7.75 £13.00
Concessions £13.00 £8.50 £16.00
*Family 4 £46.00 £29.50 £55.00
*Family 5 £49.00 £32.00 £60.00

*Maximum of 2 adults per family ticket.

**Please be aware that TESCO Clubcard vouchers cannot be used for the purchase of joint museum tickets or Pastport. Pre-booking is also not available when using TESCO clubcard vouchers.

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, The JORVIK Group Pastport or pre-booking.

Social Distancing and Safety

We are working on new social distancing and safety policies to make sure future visits will be safe and enjoyable for all our visitors and staff, including restricting the number of people in the attraction, ensuring social distancing and extra hygiene precautions. You can read more about these new policies here.


Your visit around DIG is led by a real archaeologist, so all tours are timed. We would always advise pre-booking your places in advance, as we cannot guarantee any walk-in spaces on arrival.

Pre-booking means you and your family are guaranteed to join the fun!

Book Now

Normally you can also call to book, but our phone lines are currently unavailable while we are temporarily closed.

Upon pre-booking, your ticket will automatically be upgraded to a ‘Fast-Track’ admission. This incurs an additional £1 on top of the initial booking fee (£2 total) entitling you to guaranteed entry on arrival at your designated time-slot and ensuring peace of mind when planning your visit. The additional charge is waived for customers selecting our special five attraction “Pastport” ticket where only the standard booking fee will apply.

Pre-booking your visit allows you to choose what time you visit (subject to availability) and permits you to jump any queue at the attraction.

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 if you cancel your visit.

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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.

The Pastport

Discover 2000 years of history and save at least 41% on standard admission charges to all five JORVIK Group attractions. Experience The JORVIK Group with 12 months FREE entry to any JORVIK Group attraction, including DIG, Barley Hall and the Richard III & Henry VII Experience.

Get Your Pastport Today for Exclusive Benefits