Learning Resource

Minecraft your Museum!

Minecraft Your Museum is an award-winning activity for 6-11 year olds.

The Challenge: Use your imagination to build your dream museum in Minecraft. Decide how you would like the building to look and fill it with some of your favourite Museum objects. They could be anything from any of our seven museums, such as a Dinosaur, a Roman coin or a house from St Fagans!

Share your work with us on Twitter @Amgueddfa_Learn 

This activity won the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum award, for the Best Social Media Activity category and came 2nd in the Best in Heritage Awards.

The activity was developed in response to the 1st covid lockdown period in the UK. We were looking for ways to reach out to young people, inspire creativity and support their learning & wellbeing.

In March 2020, the activity was launched as a competition. ‘The response to the competition was incredible! We received hundreds of entries and the work the children created by taking part was phenomenal! Visiting these virtual museums was great fun and an incredible honour! The effort participants put into creating their own Museums was clearly evident, they had used so many skills to make them. More importantly all children said how much they enjoyed making their Museums.’  Danielle Cowell - Learning Manager at Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales.

See our blog page to see highlights of the winning entries or visit People's Collection Wales website to see all the entries.

If you would like to run this activity in your school or museum, please download the activity pack below. No Minecraft knowledge necessary!