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Museum of London’s Great Fire 1666: A Minecraft Experience

Museum of London

Explore historically accurate city maps in Minecraft with this resource from the Museum of London.

Suitable for: KS1

Subjects: History

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Explore historically accurate city maps in Minecraft to find hidden objects, burn London and fight the fire!

Inspired by the Museum of London’s rich collections, Great Fire 1666 uses the power of Minecraft to tell the story of the fire.

Three maps offer immersive experiences, allowing students to enter the City of London in 1666 and explore the story of the Great Fire like never before. Uncover the causes of this terrible event, help fight the fire and eventually try your hand at rebuilding London. Each map includes challenges to help players delve deeper into the story and experience what it was like to be part of the Fire of London.

Details.

Suitable for: KS1

Subjects: History

Topics: Great Fire of London

This resource was created by the Museum of London. Great Fire 1666 is a collaboration with digital producer Adam Clarke, game designer Dragnoz and map builders Blockworks. The creation of the third Minecraft map was kindly supported by the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.

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About Museum of London.

Give your pupils a new perspective of London!

The Museum of London collection directly supports the curriculum, including the Romans, Great Fire of London, Victorians, diversity, archaeology, STEM and many more. They have resources and activities for students of all ages, including those from special schools or SEND units and supplementary schools.

In the heart of London’s historic centre and overlooking Roman city wall remains, Museum of London tells the story of London and Londoners from prehistory to the present. Touch a smooth flint axehead and watch the Great Fire of London rage, then take a stroll down a Victorian shopping street before immersing yourself in the swinging sixties. It’s all here!

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