For our last day in York, we split into two groups and visited the Jorvik and Digg Museums.
Jorvik is a Viking Centre and stands on the site where archaeologists revealed the houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking age city of Jorvik as it stood nearly 1000 years ago . We went on a ride around the museum which showed how the Vikings would have lived. We also looked at a collection of Viking artefacts and children were fascinated by some fossilised poo! Not the nicest of things but one of the most talked about items in the museum!
We also visited Dig. This is linked with the Jorvik centre and aims to show children the fun side of archaeology. They get the chance to “dig” up some artefacts and then take part in a workshop where they get to hold items from actual archaeological digs including pottery, bones and antlers while learning what the artefacts tell us about the lives of people who used them .
The children really enjoyed these interactive experiences and it was a fun way to spend the morning .
Then after one final walk down the river bank and a bit of lunch, we boarded the coach and headed back to Newport with a singalong to “The Greatest Showman” to top it all off !