Welcome to York Archaeology Learning

Learning, education and training

As an educational charity, York Archaeology offers learning programmes from pre-school up to post-grad, from school visits to training digs.

This is where you can find everything you need to know about school trips as well as educational activities at our award-winning historical attractions: JORVIK Viking Centre, DIG: An Archaeological Adventure and Barley Hall. We also offer a range of resources for learning in the classroom or at home. These include our fun and interactive virtual outreach sessions and our exciting range of Loan Boxes.  

York Archaeology’s learning team (formerly JORVIK Group Learning) has a well-established track record of presenting archaeology and history in an innovative and accessible way to a range of audiences. Our cross-curricular learning offer has been designed with the National Curriculum in mind and includes options for both Primary and Secondary schools and home  educators. We also work with a range of clients to create engaging outreach opportunities to help wider audiences enjoy archaeology.

Educational Visits

Bring history to life for your students with a visit to JORVIK Viking Centre, DIG: An Archaeological Adventure or Barley Hall.

Virtual Outreach

Wherever you are in the world we can deliver a digital history lesson straight to your classroom via video conferencing.

Loan Boxes

Put history in your students’ hands by hiring our exciting collections of real and replica objects, drawing on discoveries from York Archaeology’s excavations.  

Online Learning Resources

Explore our selection of free online learning resources, available all year round!

Get Involved

Many of our volunteer and placement opportunities offer an exciting selection of ways to get involved in our educational work.

Training Digs

Our Training Digs are York Archaeology’s training excavation. Formerly also known as Archaeology Live, the project has run from 2001 offering members of the public a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience of the internationally significant archaeology of York and Nottingham, investigating sites that feature deeply stratified, highly complex archaeological deposits.