The Whitworth Art Gallery commissioned a Minecraft server for Minecraft: Pocket Edition to add to the visitor experience of 2015's Museum of the Year and is designed to be used on Whitworth iOS devices or visitors own mobile devices during their visit using the Gallery's public wifi or at home. The internal server can be used by prior arrangement with the Whitworth team or can be accessed as described below.
Made with PocketMine-MP, a server software for Minecraft: Pocket Edition. It has a Plugin API that enables a developer to extend it and add new features, or change default ones https://www.pocketmine.net/ Hats off to the awesome work of @shoghicp
Getting Started on the Public Server
- Buy the mobile Minecraft app from Mojang from the Play Store or iTunes App Store. Check compatibility with server in the table below
- Add an external server to the
Playmenu and use the server address below
- Carefully follow the adding external server instructions here
- Call it something like Whitcraft (This is your description/name of the server, not the address)
- Add the server address as
- Make sure you use the right port number
- Start the game and spawn in front of the gallery!
- Explore and have fun. Builds restricted to gardens at present: Can you do our landscaping for us?
Using your own WiFi
- Minecraft: Pocket Edition will work on any WiFi network you have access to providing port
19135is not blocked
Using the Whitworth Art Gallery Public WiFi
- Go to your devices WiFi settings and forget any previously saved Art Gallery or University WiFi networks
Whitworth Public WiFion your device
- Open a browser and search for the website at http://cheapjack.github.io/whitcraft/
- Follow any authentication instructions: unfortunately we cannot guarantee this will work for your device
- Open Minecraft:Pocket Edition on the device
- Add an External Server as above and play!
- Art Gallery
- Custom plugins
- 2 servers for internal and external use
The NSPCC have this great online guide for parents and carers and players if you have any concerns about online safety.
The internal WhitCraft server is white-listed while the public one is not, but all server logs are recorded. If you have any concerns please contact Steven Roper at the Whitworth Art Gallery or any staff member.
We cannot accept any liabilty for what may happen on these servers but will endeavour to block any inappropriate behaviour where possible and can ban players where necessary.
Interested in Minecraft PE for Education?
You can contact the education team from the Whitworth Learning Pages and book to use the resource or enquire about Creative Professional Development events and Minecraft Masterclasses. If you want to know a bit more about Minecraft in education you can have a look at the FAQ here
Status, Compatibility & Versions
Have a look below to see if our server is compatible with your client. We aim to keep track of updates while maintaining essential plugins and ensuring compatibility. The External server is prioritised but updates can lag depending on availability of development builds. If you love the server and want to minimise downtime turn off auto-update in the Play Store or iTunes!
A new update to
PHP 7 the programming language pocketmine-MP runs on in Oct 2015 may cause some delays to the External server updates but watch this space as latest versions offer cross platform play with Windows 10 minecraft which is currently untested
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Click on the image below and Whitworth artist William Blake will use his transcendent visionary powers to give you a flythrough tour of the map ;)