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Will you uncover treasure at Dig It..?

Join us at the Visitor Centre as we celebrate the Festival of Archaeology at Dig It!

From Saturday 15th to Sunday 30th July the team will be sharing techniques used by archaeologists during the Greyfriars dig, which took place in 2012 and uncovered the remains of King Richard III.

Children can learn the basics of archaeology and uncover hidden artefacts in our mini archaeology dig pits. True to any real archaeological dig, any finds made will need to be recorded and rewards will be given to all children uncovering anything of interest.

The event runs from 15th – 30th July from 11am until 1pm.

In addition to Dig It, visitors can delve deeper into the Wars of The Roses and discover the stories behind the Houses of York and Lancaster, the key characters, battles and events at the fascinating new exhibition “Murder, Mystery and Mayhem” as well as discover the incredible story of King Richard III. Learn about the king’s life, his death and the discovery of his remains and no visit is complete without seeing the place where the king lay undiscovered in a car park for over 500 years.

The Visitor Centre will be open for extended hours during school holidays, opening from 10am until 5pm Monday – Saturday. The Centre closes at 4pm on Sundays.

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