Take Part


Everyone can get involved and explore archaeology. We offer many ways for individuals and groups to take part.

We are constantly adding to our program of public engagement, with activities ranging from experimental archaeology to dance and movement workshops. To keep up to date with what we’re doing and for opportunities to take part, follow us on social media at @YATNews and on Facebook or email us at takepart@yorkat.co.uk

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Open Days

Come and see the archaeological work taking place in your local area!

On many of our sites, we have opportunities for the public to come and see the work we’re doing. Our archaeologists are on hand to show you what we’ve found and answer your questions. For details of upcoming open days near you, visit our Events page.

Current Opportunities


Food For Thought


The archaeological story of the Yorkshire Wolds is one of the most outstanding in Britain for its quality and richness.

York Archaeological Trust is working with Historic England and partners to learn where to focus activity and resources to develop the archaeological heritage of this unique landscape.

The Food for Thought project is a conversation about the past and future investigation of the outstanding archaeology of the Wolds. It is an opportunity for us all to learn more about archaeological discoveries made so far and to inspire the curiosity needed to find out more.

Get involved and be part of the conversation.

Your DIG

YourDIG is at the heart of our work to make archaeology an accessible experience that anyone can get involved in. 

Since 2017 we have been working with groups to explore different aspects of archaeology in creative and interesting ways. The results of YourDIG projects have been displayed in a rotating series of exhibitions in a specially designed multi-sensory and accessible exhibition space housed in DIG : An Archaeological Adventure

If your group would like to get involved in our YourDIG programme, contact us here

Examples of past YourDIG projects include: