The Big Dig may no longer be an ‘active’ excavation site, however it now plays an equally important educational role. A range of programs focusing on the archaeology and history of site have been developed specifically for The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre. More information on these programs is available here.

The Big Dig welcomes the general public to visit the site during daylight hours and recommends a visit to The Rocks Discovery Museum, where significant finds from the site are displayed in a museum environment.

Groups and tours wishing to visit The Big Dig site are advised to book in advance. There is no charge, however visits must be requested and confirmed in advance to avoid clashes with our educational programs. To book a group visit please email