Calling Young Archaeologists: Get Stuck into The Big Dig this Summer!

archaeologist holding a shovel


archaeologist holding a shovel

Our whole family has always been interested in learning about history but visiting Italy has taken that interest to a whole new level. While we didn’t visit it this time around none of us has forgotten the trip to Herculaneum that we took two years ago. This visit did well to pique the children’s interest in archaeology – an interest they still hold even after all this time – so the interactive family event at the Museum of London is sure to be something that they will be keen to attend.

Running from 25th July until 6th August the museum has specially created an awesome hands-on experience for young history enthusiasts with The Big Dig. Young archaeologists can don their hats and yield their trowels ready to dig deep into the museum’s unique trench, allowing them to delve into London’s history and piece together the lives of Londoners in days gone by.

Photo Credit: Museum of London
Photo Credit: Museum of London

The event is free with five sessions running through each day of the event. The Big Dig is recommended for children aged five years and older and adults can only gain entry when accompanied by a child. However, tickets cannot be pre-booked but are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis at the door 90 minutes before each session’s scheduled start time. The session times are as follow:


10.15am – 11.15am

11.45am – 12.45pm

1.30pm – 2.30pm

3.00pm – 4.00pm

4.30pm – 5.30pm


This experience is sure to be popular with the kids so don’t rule out a visit if you live further than a stone’s throw away. Booking a night or two at Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury not only provides you with fabulous accommodation near the museum and surrounding attractions, but book a family room and kids under 13 eat free too. With a selection of restaurants, bars (and a Starbucks for that much-needed coffee break), everything you need is right there. All that’s left to do is explore and enjoy!

Find out more about the The Big Dig at the Museum of London at



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