The Infirmary Museum in Worcester is an interactive exhibition at the University of Worcester’s City Campus combining history, science, art and technology to explore the medical stories of one of England’s oldest infirmaries.
The Infirmary, The Hive, and the University of Worcester were looking for a reliable, affordable web hosting company to provide Minecraft server hosting for a public project. Virtually Rebuilding Worcestershire’s Lost Buildings has been given a National Lottery grant of £6,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), with a further £2,000 of funding from The Hive.
The Infirmary required a Minecraft server that was highly configurable and always available to administer and play. The main requirement was that a group of super-users would be able to modify the standard Mojang server to provide an educational environment, with each player having their ‘own space’ in the world to re-create parts of Worcestershire.
Education Host used its years of expertise to create a custom package for the Infirmary. Including a frontend website using WordPress, Minecraft server management control panel and the Minecraft server.
The ‘buzz’ in the room during the session was fantastic, with children re-creating in detail different buildings in Worcester using Minecraft. The progress for all users being shown live on a large monitor at the front of the room.
Mark Macleod, Head of The Infirmary says “We set Education Host the challenge and they delivered what we asked for. Not being technically minded myself, they were able to respond in plain English and then be technical with our super users when necessary. We received a great service.”