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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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Walking through ACMI was a fantastic experience. Great for families and people of all ages. I found it especially interesting as a film student. Would definently recommend!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking through ACMI was a fantastic experience. Great for families and people of all ages. I found it especially interesting as a film student. Would definently recommend!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed visiting the ACMI after reading about it in the Lonely Planet Guide to Melbourne & Victoria. It was very interesting, informative and interactive. I learnt a lot about Australia's early cinema history through to the introduction of television and video games, modern film and the impact of the internet.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

ACMI is a special place with great exhibitions. Check the schedule to see what's on. It's small and accessible with good cafes, coffee shops and restaurants nearby. Central to Melbourne and easy to get to from Flinders Street train station.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours here enjoying the diverse range of displays throughout the centre that provided a fantastic overview of the history of the moving image through film, television, even computer games. The interactive aspects of the centre were fantastic and enabled everyone to gain some historical knowledge as they enjoyed themselves. A worthwhile visit

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ACMIOnline, Front Office Manager at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you so much for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed exploring the history of the moving image with us. Hope to see you again soon! More 

birmingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great, free museum that we visited on a rainy day in Melbourne. Lots of interactive games, videos, great for children of all ages. The exhibition on the bottom floor (20 min film) was completely lost on us though!

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ACMIOnline, Guest Relations Manager at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed our Screen Worlds exhibition, where you would've played the video games and maybe seen some of the school groups running around. The exhibition on the bottom floor was 'Thenabouts', by French avant garde artist Philippe Parreno – just another aspect of the moving image ;) Hope to see you again... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main exhibition here is an amazing collection of the communication world we live in. From the beginning of still photography through to the age of crazy social media. It is right in the middle of our city, Federation Square. It could not be more accessible and it's free. .

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ACMIOnline, Guest Relations Manager at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, responded to this review

Hey there, thanks for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another must see in Melbourne. The City Circle Tram will drop you at the door, or take a double decker bus ride, walk there, a regular tram, park in the precint, or catch the train. Across the rosd from Flimders Street and in the heart of Federation Square. Grab a meal, take a look at the book shops, Gallery, wine... More 

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ACMIOnline, Guest Relations Manager at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, responded to this review

You sure know how to get to us! Thanks for the tips advising people how to visit. We hope to welcome more visitors like you in the future and maybe see you at our upcoming Easter school holiday workshops! More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as the weather wasn't the greatest and we wanted to go to an indoor attraction. This place was recommended to us by our hotel concierge. It was great fun! Lots of interactive elements, old games to play and videos to watch. My favourite part was the Matrix room where you do a pose and it takes lots... More 

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ACMIOnline, Manager at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, responded to this review

How fun are the fish in Philippe Parreno: Thenabouts? We can tell you, we love throwing them around too. Glad that you found your way into us on that rainy day. Melbourne weather can be a little unpredictable, but we're always open for some gaming and Matrixing. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is interesting to see this place. It's worth to visit while in Melbourne. It's fun to experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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