Minecraft at Castle Ward

Castle Ward's historic buildings re-created in Minecraft

A new interactive and exciting partnership between the National Trust and educational resources provider ‘iTeach’ combines the popular Minecraft technology with visits to the beautiful surroundings and historic buildings of Castle Ward.

In a first for the National Trust, schools will be taking an innovative and creative look at Castle Ward’s 18th century Corn Mill and will visit the property to find out more and begin recreating it in the Minecraft App.

This programme is fully approved by the Shared Education Programme in Northern Ireland.  Please contact us for more information on how Shared Education can fund your visit.

The programme aims to encourage children’s thinking skills, problem solving ability and collaborative learning.  A teachers’ pack is included in the price along with lesson plans and ideas for pre and post-visit work.

Historic buildings meet the latest technology on our Minecraft programme
Children using the minecraft at Castle Ward

Programme information

  • Suitable for Key Stage 2 & Lower Key Stage 3
  • Approx 4hrs long, guided
  • £6.20 per student, accompanying adults enter free.  

If your school has Education Group Membership, the cost per pupil will be £4.20 per student.  Please get in touch if you're interested in more information. For details of our other programmes, please download our Learning Programmes Guide (PDF / 1.0537109375MB) download .

Booking

Contact us on 028 4488 1543 or email us to make a booking Or if you would like to find out more, please contact our Learning Assistants Janine & Geoff who will be happy to help.

Don’t forget, if you wish to include a Shared Education element with your visit, please contact us to find out how this can be funded.

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