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Australian Centre for the Moving Image

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Address: Flinders Street | Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 8663 2583
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10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Australia's only national museum of film, video games, digital culture and...

Australia's only national museum of film, video games, digital culture and art - situated at the very heart of Melbourne in Federation Square.

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Free, and a must see for teens

What a wonderful way to get out of the heat for an hour or two and explore the interactive technology to learn about photography, cinematography and creating games!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a wonderful way to get out of the heat for an hour or two and explore the interactive technology to learn about photography, cinematography and creating games!

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This centre traces the history of photography from the first still images right up until the present day through a series of fascinating presentations. If you like films and photos this is the one for you.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have made numerous trips to Melbourne over the past seven or eight years, and ACMI (to use the centre's acronym), is always on my list of places to visit. The centre includes a cinema complex, exhibition spaces, a bookshop and gift store, the amazing Mediatheque, and the even more amazing and permanent Screen World exhibition space. If you have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image also known as ACMI is centrally located in Melbourne's federation Square complex with nearby public transport-trains and trams, situated near Melbourne iconic Flinders Street Railway Station.Entry is free with entrances located in Flinders Street and also Federation Square.The museum is devoted to any medium screen related including Film,Television and Gaming.It portrays the history... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ACMI had lots of early history of all kinds of interesting things. Lots of technology for some. Old movies and TV shows for others.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth popping in when you are in Federation Square to have a look around, even if it's only for a short visit - why go past it when you are in the centre of Melbourne?!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As confirmed film buffs, this place was an absolute must visit when we found that we suddenly had some time to spare in Melbourne centre. We were stunned by the size and quality of the main exhibition 'Screen Worlds'. You could easily spend half a day or more here, but as it is free entry you can if you like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is Australia’s national museum of film, TV, video games, digital culture and art. It is the one venue in Melbourne where you and your family can attend film screenings, festivals, exhibitions, events and workshops. From gaming to video mash-ups, retro to recent, you'll find it all at this venue. They host a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right in the middle of Federation square and next to tourists information centre ACMI is a great place for adults and kids of any age alike. The exhibits display the evolution of cinema, video and video games. Exhibits are ranging from equipment to preserved films , video and video games visitors can actually watch and play. Old costumes and film... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the big screen to events, shops, eateries, bars and just sitting in the sunshine, this is the place to be.

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