Digital Arts & Creative Technology

Celebrating our Crewe Craft project

Between May 2017 and March 2018, young people in Crewe took part in a series of workshops to re-create Crewe’s historic buildings in the popular game Minecraft.

Through the game and using items from Cheshire Archives, they learnt about the history of their town as they reconstructed the designs of old buildings and landmarks within a digital world.

Check out the video of the project to see what the young people got up to on our YouTube channel:

The project brought together history, heritage, architecture and digital design in one exciting and fun learning experience. The project was funded by Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘Young Roots’ programme and was delivered as part of SHIFT by Cheshire East Council’s cultural economy team, Cheshire Archives and public libraries .