The kids were having a great time playing minecraft and getting their faces painted in minecraft related pics!
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Atholl Palace in Pitlochry held a fantastic Minecraft at the Musuem event where the Hotel was turned into a virtual Minecraft game! With victorian dress, facepaint and rides in the horse and cart it was a brilliant day!
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All the kids brought their own laptops to play the game and were loved seeing the hotel they were in made into minecraft!
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All the staff at the Atholl Palace in Pitlochry dressed up in victorian clothes and served up a great range of cakes. There was a prize for the best visitor's costume.
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The staff looked great in their victorian costumes and really added to the whole theme of the event.
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The fantastic Claire Oliff provided the facepaint on the day of the event and had a queue of kids wanting their face painted with minecraft, animals and their favourite superheroes!
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The Crafting the Past:Minecraft at the Atholl Palace Musuem in Pitlochry was a massive success.  With Facepainting, horse and cart and of course a minecraft interactive version of the musuem.  It was a full day of fun!
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It was a great turnout at the event and all the kids, adults and staff had a great time going back into the past and living out the victorian days and also the modern updated version of the musuem made into minecraft.
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There was a great selection of food on offer including the showstopper that was the hog roast!
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The old horse and cart really helped transport you back in time and imagine what the Atholl palace hotel looked like in the past.
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The horse and cart looked great at the Crafting the Past: Minecraft at the Musuem event at the Atholl Palace event.  This picture looks like something straight off the set at Downton Abbey.
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The Minecraft event at the Atholl Palace in  Pitlochry was a roaring success. With loads of painted faces and fun and games it was a great day.
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The Crafting the past Minecraft at the Musuem event had kids, adults and the staff had a great time.
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It required problem solving and skill to navigate your way through the Atholl Palace Minecraft musuem.  It was both fun and educational.
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The staff got in the spirit of the event and had a great time dressed up and playing the part of a victorian.
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Crafting the Past: Minecraft at the Museum event at The Atholl Palace in Pitlochry was a great success with activities, games and a live interactive version of the musuem in minecraft!
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Bringing History To Virtual Life! The team at Atholl Palace Museum in Pitlochry took  a step back in time via a very modern, extremely cool, interactive platform that is Minecraft.
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Stephen Reid of Immersive Minds led exclusive tutorials at the Atholl Palace Family Open Day.
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Stephen Reid of Immersive Minds led exclusive tutorials at the Atholl Palace Family Open Day.
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Claire Oliff is a Perthshire based facepainter and was a huge hit at the event! Basically every kid had their facepainted with their favourite animal, superhero or minecraft symbol.
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The launch of the Atholl Palace Minecraft platform celebrated a £30,000 refurbishment of the hotel's extensive interactive visitor attraction museum and headlined their Victorian themed family open day on Sunday 17th July.
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Believed to be the first Minecraft hotel reconstruction in the world, commissioning developers, Immersive Minds, have recreated the Scottish Baronial architecture and hundred and thirty five year old history of the Atholl Palace in Pitlochry in carefully crafted virtual bricks.
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The cafe at the Atholl Palace was packed with Afternoon tea lovers!
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Our very own Nicki and Anna were at the Minecraft event having a great time!
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Minecraft at the Musuem

The Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry welcomed over 300 children and their families from across the UK, to the launch event on Sunday 17th July of their exciting, newly-built Minecraft platform. 

Believed to be the first Minecraft hotel reconstruction in the world, commissioning developers, Immersive Minds, have recreated the Scottish Baronial architecture and hundred and thirty five year old history of this prestigious building in carefully crafted virtual bricks.  

The game, which has seen two developers work full time for three months, encourages children to immerse themselves in the various eras of life at the hotel as they explore all nine floors and the grounds of The Atholl Palace through the ages.

Families attending the open day were invited to join Stephen Reid of Immersive Minds for a unique tutorial experience before being given the opportunity to explore the new Atholl Palace Minecraft game which led them to clues translating into real-life prize caches dotted throughout the hotel, its grounds and museum.  

Graeme Strachan, General Manager commented, "We've been absolutely thrilled with the response to the Atholl Palace Minecraft mini-game. We welcomed families from as far afield as London in the South and Stornoway in the North."

He continued, "The idea to create a learning platform that would bring to life the history of the hotel, and in turn, give a glimpse of Highland Perthshire in Victorian times was ambitious to say the least. However, Immersive Minds have done exactly that, recreating every nook and cranny of our wonderful building and its amazing history for a new generation to enjoy."       

The launch of the Atholl Palace Minecraft platform celebrated a £30,000 refurbishment of the hotel's extensive interactive visitor attraction museum and headlined their Victorian themed family open day on Sunday 17th July. 

Mincrafters who would like to explore the Atholl Palace via their own game should visit www.athollpalace.com

GALLERY PHOTOGRAPHER

Craig Stephen took all these fun pictures on the day of the event.  An avid games fan himself he throughly enjoyed the chance to shoot at this brilliant event! Find out more about Craig on his website here >>>