Over millennia, ancient buildings crumble, eventually leaving us with only mystery and ruins. In this hands-on workshop aimed at 10–14 year olds, we will explore how digital technology can be used to recreate roman ruins and imagine what it was like to live there. Participants will act as a digital archaeologist and architect, by using Minecraft to depict how this relic once looked. After a virtual tour of the Arbeia fort, information on the oddities, landmarks and features of the site as it stands today will be collected, and participants will have the chance to design and collaborate on making their own roman forts to share with friends and explore digitally.

TimeCraft is a part of the Future Makers, an exciting new programme of creative technology workshops for children and adults, at museums and galleries across Tyneside.

The Future Makers programme is delivered by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and Manchester-based digital art organisation FutureEverything. For more information visit our news item.