The Department of Education and Training and the Metro Tunnel Project have collaborated to create the Mini Melbourne world, rendering the city of Melbourne in exquisite Minecraft detail.
While Melbourne is not the first city to be recreated in Minecraft, Mini Melbourne is different because it has been built primarily as an educational resource that will enable students to learn more about Melbourne and Victoria's past, present and future.
Any Minecraft user can download the public version of Mini Melbourne for free and start exploring. The Minecraft: Education Edition (Minecraft: EE) versions of Mini Melbourne support a range of classroom activities
This Minecraft world enables any Minecraft user to explore Mini Melbourne, see the sights and landmarks of the city and even make their own mark by building their own corner of Mini Melbourne!
If you do get creative, why not share your build using #MiniMelbourne on your favourite social channel or contact us directly on email@example.com. We'd love to see what you've created and would really like to incorporate the best builds in future releases of Mini Melbourne, as we expand and add even more detail to the city.
Archaeology Adventure is the first in a series of Metro Tunnel Education Program resources available for the Minecraft: Education Edition version of Mini Melbourne. It’s a multiplayer activity based on the 2018 excavations at historically significant sites that were cleared in the centre of Melbourne for the Metro Tunnel Project.
It introduces students to the basic 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 own interpretation of the site’s history.
How you explore Mini Melbourne will change depending on what version of Minecraft you have. Learn how to install the correct version, and how to report your feedback with this technical support advice.