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Reopening 17 May 2021

We are currently closed due to the national lockdown, but we are hoping to return on 17 May 2021 (subject to restrictions lifting). Pre-book your visit online now, or by calling 01904 615505.

For schools, find out more about our fun, immersive ‘live’ Virtual Outreach and loan boxes here, or book a welcome return visit to DIG under our covid safe protocols. To book, call 01904 615505 (Mon-Fri 9-12) / email

To find out more about the ways we are ensuring visitors enjoy a safe and socially-distanced visit, while still experiencing everything that DIG has to offer, click here. Please note that face coverings are currently required inside all of the JORVIK group attractions in line with government guidelines.

Discover from Home

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.

Support Us

The coronavirus crisis is causing unpredictable and significant concerns for DIG, our sister attractions and York Archaeological Trust as a whole. We have reacted to this challenge by developing a brand-new virtual engagement programme – ‘Virtual Vikings’, that will deliver similar on-line experiences to school classes, which we want to launch during the autumn term.

To help us create this valuable new offer for school children across the UK who cannot now visit our attractions, we need to purchase the technical equipment and learning resources to deliver it. We would be hugely grateful for your support helping us raise £120,000 to cover the costs of developing and running this exciting and beneficial new project.

Safety Procedures

Read our safety and social distancing information to find out about our new policies, including reducing the number of people in the attraction, ensuring social distancing and extra hygiene precautions. Our new procedures have gained the Good to Go certification from Visit England, so that visitors can be assured that we have followed government and industry Covid-19 Guidelines.

Please note that face coverings are required inside all of the JORVIK group attractions in line with government guidelines.

Watch this video on our Covid-19 safety procedures

Opening Hours

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

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-6pm

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.

Social Distancing and Safety

We have new social distancing and safety policies to make sure your visit is safe and enjoyable for all our visitors and staff, including reducing 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 are currently asking all visitors to pre-book, to help with our social distancing policies.

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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