Visit DIG

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Welcome to DIG!

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

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 – 27th February: 9.30am-5pm
28th February-3rd April: Open 1pm-4pm on weekdays and 10am-4pm on weekends.
4th-24th April: 9.30am-5pm
25th April- 1st May: 9.30am-4.30pm
2nd – 27th May: 10am-3.30pm
28th May-5th June: 9.30am-5pm **30th May and 3rd June DIG will be open from 10am**
6th June – 15th July: 10am-3.30pm
16th July – 22nd July: 9.30-4.30
23rd July – 4th September: 9.30am-5pm

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

During busy periods we will extend our opening times if there is enough demand.

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.

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 many visitors face-to-face every day.

We strongly advise you wearing face coverings 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 advisable. 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, staff and volunteers.

Visit our Safety and Social Distancing page for more details.


FREE admission for 12 months is included in your ticket.

DIG JORVIK & DIG*** DIG and Barley Hall*** Triple Ticket*** Pastport***
Adult £8.00 £16.00 £11.50 £20.00 £21.75
Child* £7.50 £12.75 £9.00 £15.00 £16.50
Concession £7.50 £14.25 £10.00 £17.50 £18.75
Fam 4** £26.00 £48.75 £35.25 £60.00 £65.00
Fam 5** £30.00 £56.00 £41.25 £70.00 £75.00

*DIG is a great experience for ages 5+, with a fun play area for under 5s.

**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.


Pre-booking your visit to DIG is advisable. 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.

Multiple Site Tickets

JORVIK Group PastportSave money with multi-site tickets

We make a visit to York’s top attractions even more affordable with our multi-site tickets. Buy your Triple Ticket or Pastport online or by calling 01904615505.



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