Mini Melbourne | Metro Tunnel & Minecraft
Mini Melbourne is a world-first resource brought to life for the Metro Tunnel Education Program.
In partnership with the Victorian Department of Education and Training, we have created 600,000m2 of Melbourne's city centre in Minecraft.
The Minecraft: Education Edition (Minecraft: EE) versions of Mini Melbourne support a range of classroom activities. Within this amazing virtual world, school students can explore the sights and landmarks of Melbourne and uncover our city's history.
We're delighted to share Mini Melbourne with the public. Any Minecraft user can download Mini Melbourne for free from the Department of Education's Fuse site and start exploring.
METRO TUNNEL ARCHAEOLOGY ADVENTURE
The Minecraft: Education Edition version of Mini Melbourne hosts the Metro Tunnel Archaeology Adventure, a multiplayer game based on excavations at historically significant sites that were cleared as part of the Metro Tunnel Project.
There's no better way to introduce students to the principles of archaeology and the importance of investigating and preserving our heritage. The activity also reinforces teamwork, record keeping and problem-solving skills as students try to uncover as many artefacts as possible and come up with their interpretation of the previous usage of their site.
Visit the FUSE website to download the Metro Tunnel Archaeology Adventure map and a wide range of teaching resources. Look out for future educational adventures in Mini Melbourne as we go underground and give students a taste of station design!
Any Minecraft user can download the Mini Melbourne world for free and explore the sights and landmarks of the city. We've even signposted some of Melbourne's historic locations so you can design and decorate your own corner of Mini Melbourne!
Share your creations using #minimelbourne or contact us directly on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube. We'd love to see what you've created and will seek to incorporate the best builds as we expand and add more detail to the city in future releases.
Download the latest Mini Melbourne map.
For more information and all the Mini Melbourne resources, visit the FUSE website.
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→ Mini Melbourne | Metro Tunnel & Minecraft
→ Metro Tunnel Education Program
→ Archaeology and Heritage
❊ Also See... ❊
→ Minecraft | Melbourne
→ Metro Tunnel Visitor Centre
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