Historic Exeter in Minecraft at RAMM
5 June 2017
Four maps inspired by RAMM’s collections will allow Minecraft enthusiasts to explore historic Exeter. The first is based on the model of 18th-century Exeter before the city walls were breached. The three future maps are of the Roman fortress, the Roman city and Tudor Exeter.
Download the 18th-century Exeter map
Download the map from Dropbox here: http://bit.ly/RAMMHedgelandMap. See this PDF for the full instructions: FAQ and installation guide for Minecraft Hedgeland map
Minecraft Museum Day
On Sunday 16 July, pioneering Minecrafters will lead a Museum Minecraft extravaganza at RAMM. Young YouTubers, Solly the Kid and Django Moses, will challenge visitors to a special Exeter Build Battle. Wizard Keen from Wonderquest and guest YouTubers will lead workshops. Minecraft-inspired activities will introduce younger visitors to the magic of Minecraft.
With over 100 million users, Minecraft is the second best-selling video game of all time. Renowned digital producer Adam Clarke and the leading Minecraft build team, Blockworks made the Historic Exeter Minecraft maps.
The Hedgeland model
Constructed between 1817 and 1824, Caleb Hedgeland’s model of Exeter is one of the earliest surviving models of any town in Britain. It records Exeter as it was during the late 1700s when the city wall was still intact. The model is the only surviving record of many of the city’s buildings and streets. It is on permanent display in RAMM’s Making History gallery.
Research and funding
The Hedgeland model Minecraft map is part of a 3-year project using the principles behind video games to expand what RAMM’s visitors can learn and see. The project is in partnership with the University of Exeter with funding from Arts Council England.