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St Saviour's Church St Saviourgate York YO1 8NN 01904 615 505

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This excellent child-orientated museum not only displays ancient artefacts, but allows the visitor to dig them up as well. Let loose upon four relic-packed pits, and armed with a trowel, you’re encouraged to unearth the various shards of bone, pottery and masonry dating from the Roman, Viking, Medieval and Victorian times. With the help of an expert archaeologist, you can then learn all about what your crumbly finds were used for and how they were made. Some finds are – how shall we put it? – more natural. Oh yes, that's definitely ancient poo my friend.

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I'm sorry, it's what? ★★★★★

My 8- and 9-year olds loved it here, especially when they passed the lump of stone back and forth, from hand to hand, to be told by the gleeful archeologist that it was actually "Viking poo"!

Dig reviewed by on April 11th, 2012

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Adult £6, under 15s £5.50, family ticket £19.50; joint ticket with Jorvik £14.45/£11/£44.


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Daily 10am–5pm; last admission 4pm; bookings essential in school holidays.

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