DIG Workshops

DIG offers schools the chance to enrich their experience with a series of interactive 45-minute workshops. With the help of an Archaeologist let your pupils get involved and discover from the evidence exactly how we know about the people of the past.

Use archaeology to learn more about history

Tracks of the Past NEW for 2015!

Who were the earliest settlers in Yorkshire and why did they come here? Investigate for yourself and follow the tracks of the past through the Stone Ages, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Find out what changed for people living in Britain between the different times and examine their tools, homes, and even their diets!

Life in a Roman Town NEW for 2015!

York started life as the Roman fortress of Eboracum in the 71 AD and archaeology gives us an exciting glimpse into what life might have been like back then. Using evidence from the fort, houses and workshops of Roman York, get hands-on and piece together an idea of how people lived in the bustling town.

Burials & Beliefs

What happens to us after we die? How do our burial traditions and grave goods reveal our beliefs about society and the afterlife? Investigate the rites and practices from prehistoric to modern times, look at the evidence from actual digs and see what can be uncovered.

Hearth and Home

Learn all about the places people called home from simple wooden huts to great stone castles. Uncover the remains of buildings left behind and learn how archaeologists can reconstruct a building to understand the building materials and styles of homes from the past.

Traders, Looters or Settlers?

Why did the Vikings come here and who were they really? Sorting through finds, examining x-rays, matching chemical fingerprints and looking through microscopic clues, use the evidence to support your ideas about the Vikings. Who were they really – traders, looters or settlers? You decide!

Curriculum Links

See what Key Stage 1/2 subjects are covered by our archaeological workshops at DIG.

Risk Assessments

See the risk assessments for our workshops by clicking here.

Updated School Visit Booking Process

Due to an increase in demand we are recommending booking your visit at least six weeks in advance to guarantee the perfect experience for your school. For more information please visit the updated school visit booking process page.

Find out more

For more information about any of these topics, or to book a session for your group, please call our Reservations team on 01904 615505 or contact us direct here.