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The Big Dig

23rd, 24th & 25th July 2021
Big Dig Hub, Scarborough Market Hall

Between 10am and 4pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday there will be a series of free activities for people of all ages in the Big Dig Hub in Scarborough Market Hall.

We will be located on the mezzanine floor.

You can take part in a mini-dig, try on Roman legionary armour, sit in a replica Viking ship and look at examples of archaeological objects found here in Scarborough’s Old Town.

Guided Tours

There will be six free guided tours around the public Big Dig trenches:
Friday 2pm
Saturday 11am / 1pm / 3pm
Sunday 11am / 1pm
Each Tour will last approximately 45 minutes

KrashLabs Minecraft Archaeological Adventure

Come and discover Scarborough in Minecraft. Explore Scarborough’s famous landmarks and and try an unearth the archeological treasures we have hidden for you. Krash Labs is proud to present this virtual Scavenger Hunt as part of the Big Ideas by the Sea Big Dig. You have only 45 minutes to find all the treasures! Are your Minecraft skills up it?

This activity is suitable for all ages although children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. The activity is run on the PC version of Minecraft, all equipment and assistance will be provided.

The Market Hall

During your visit to the Big Dig Hub, please take time to sit and make use of the cafés on the mezzanine floor and the ground floor, and then do your shopping with the wonderful market traders!

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