Educational Visits

Bring history to life for your students with educational visits to our immersive attractions, JORVIK Viking Centre, DIG: An Archaeological Adventure and Barley Hall. 

Inspire your class with our exclusive school visit packages and also save on admission costs with our joint attraction tickets. Our attraction visits invite learners to discover our unique collections and investigate life in the past for themselves through hands-on, engaging activities. Find out more about our different on-site learning opportunities below.

Home Educators

We also welcome home educating families to visit our attractions. Our range of on-site activities will spark your young learners’ interest in both history and archaeology and we are always happy to recommend the best activities for your group based on your requirements and learning objectives. Learn more about what’s on offer at each of our attractions or get in touch with our learning team.

SEND Groups

York Archaeology welcomes all learners on educational visits to the attractions. Each site has access provisions in place so that everyone can have a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Click here to view the accessibility guidance for all our attraction visits. If you require additional support for your visit please let our Reservations team know before booking.

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JORVIK Viking Centre

Built on the very site where archaeologists discovered over 40,000 Viking-age objects, a visit to JORVIK Viking Centre gives students the opportunity to learn about the real Viking settlement of Jorvik.


DIG is an exciting attraction that enables learners to engage with archaeology in a hands-on way. Pupils try their hand at becoming archaeologists and also learn how we use our discoveries to learn more about life in the past.

Barley Hall

Experience what life was like in this magnificent restored medieval townhouse  with the help of our friendly Barley Hall servants.

Plan Your Educational Visit

All the necessary information for booking your class’s visit to our attractions, including prices and how to book.

Educational Visits Accessibility

We want to ensure that all learners have an enjoyable and comfortable visit to our attractions. We have a range of access provision in place for your students.