A digital universe of stories crafted by under-16s
Make your mark on East Riding history by visiting our Archiverse world to tell us your story, your way!
The East Riding Archives have created a fun and interactive world called the Archiverse, built using the Minecraft: Education Edition videogame, populated by stories created by under-16s. At the centre of the Archiverse is a fully-explorable recreation of the Treasure House, home of the East Riding Archives, featuring interactive characters and a chance to see behind the scenes in the archives.
Image: A recreation of the Treasure House in the Archiverse.
The Archiverse is a world where young people can craft and share their life experiences, in their own creative way, by building and writing.
Each story is not only exhibited in the Archiverse for others to see, but they will also be added to the real-world East Riding Archives as unique historical records, making each young person a history maker!
If you are 16 or under, have a connection to the East Riding, and would like to make your mark on history, we welcome your life stories for the archives!
Your stories can be crafted through built creations or writing in a ‘book and quill’ in Minecraft.
Here are some topics to get you started:
All screenshots sent to us will be permanently archived and made available to researchers. Don’t forget to send us a description of what you have built or written about. Please obtain parental or guardian permission, by completing the below form and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your screenshots:
If you have a copy of Minecraft: Education Edition, you can explore the Archiverse yourself by downloading the world file.
To import the Archiverse map into your Minecraft: Education Edition game, follow the instructions in the video from 1:00 onwards.
The Archiverse is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) Licence. Please attribute as: “East Riding Blockdown (2022) by East Riding Archives supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, licensed under CC BY 4.0"
The Archiverse is part of STREAM - the initiative by East Riding Culture and Leisure to make science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and maths more accessible and fun for young people.