Major excavation to learn about the past

Building on the success of the Coppergate Dig and the JORVIK Viking Centre, York Archaeological Trust  will create opportunities, within its Dig for Eboracum programme, for everyone in York to visit and / or participate in the discoveries we make. We will deliver fully accessible archaeology for all to enhance health and well-being.

We will generate a world-wide digital audience whilst engaging with the local community through specially designed projects targeting their needs and interests. Our trained team will inspire local students by working with schools to deliver curriculum-based activities on site and in the classroom. We will offer older learners formal and informal training and accredited experiences.


Our work will generate new archaeological and scientific research, whilst supporting emerging and established artists through our diverse arts programme. Through our public engagement activity, we will involve over 20,000 people, create over 200 volunteering opportunities and provide 35 new jobs.

A public open day organised by York Archaeological Trust at a recent excavation in Northallerton, North Yorkshire.

A family taking part in archaeological discovery at ‘DIG’, one of York Archaeological Trust’s city-centre attractions.

Contact us

If you would like any more information on the plans, please contact Ben Pilgrim at Royal Pilgrim Communications who is managing the consultation for this project –