Looking Back at Hungate

Investigate some of the diverse collection of artefacts discovered during the five-year excavation of Hungate and explore the stories of the people who lived there from Roman times through to the early 20th century

Looking Back at Hungate exhibition, DIG

From autumn 2006 to the end of 2011 a team from York Archaeological Trust investigated the archaeology of the Hungate area of York, as part of the regeneration of an often overlooked corner of the city. What the archaeologists discovered was a rich and changing story, reflecting how people adapted the use of this low-lying parcel of land that sits within an elbow of the River Foss.

Looking Back at Hungate uses artefacts to tell the story of a changing city landscape over the last 2,000 years and is located within the hands-on environment of DIG; bringing you closer to the archaeology of York.

  • See intricate and amazing Roman jewellery that had been placed in graves over 1,500 years ago
  • Find out how timbers from an Anglo-Saxon ship were remade into the cellar of a Viking-Age house
  • Examine beautifully crafted pots depicting the faces of humans and images of animals from York’s medieval past
  • Explore how people lived in Hungate’s Victorian streets and houses, condemned as slum districts

Looking Back at Hungate is included in your standard DIG admission or is available to view as a stand-alone exhibit: Adults £2.50, Conc. £1.50