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Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Flinders Street | Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
(03) 8663 2583
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Ranked #19 of 208 Attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Gallery featuring innovative contemporary and historic Australian screen-based art through interactive exhibits, large-scale projections, computer... more » Owner description: Gallery featuring innovative contemporary and historic Australian screen-based art through interactive exhibits, large-scale projections, computer animations and digital media. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

A great place to visit if your into the ARTS. Lots of things going on all the time with different exhibitions on display through out the year. Fed' Square ( it's nickname. ) has lots of cafe's, and places to eat. An all over favourite place of many Melbourne people or tourist who visit our town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Loved the film museum. Loved film library where one could watch films at leisure in comfortable lounge chairs. Could spend days ...weeks..here! Great shop for purchasing rare or old film.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The Centre itself is supposedly fantastic. However, I went expecting a free museum, as it is so often advertised. Truthfully, only one exhibit is free, and the other exhibits are quite expensive. The exhibit about the history of the moving image was quite thorough and interesting, but I was a little disappointed that the Pixar exhibit was so pricey!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I visited primarily to see the Dreamworks exhibition, which I found really interesting and I loved seeing all the processes involved. After this I explored the rest of the museum and had great fun looking at pictures and props from old favourites like Skippy and Prisoner Cell Block H!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There is a current display of media and film that is free at the bottom level of ACMI that is worth an hour or more of anyone's time. There are even free computer games for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Have been quite a few times to see various exhibtions. They change regularly so plenty of reasons to keep going back. Screenworlds is also there all the time and free to have a look. There is also usually another small gallery next to it that changes all the time but that is also free. Upstairs is the cinemas, great for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Lots to see and do. I saw the DreamWorks Animation exhibit currently showing. The other exhibit I loved was the permanent exhibit "Screen Worlds". This is a must see. Off Federation Square in Melbourne.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a fantastic museum/exhibition and remarkably the main exhibition is free. There is a history of film and cinema with interesting artefacts and hands-on displays. As you move through the museum you discover more about modern cinema and can even record your own Matrix-style video. It's child-friendly without being aimed at children. A must do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Attended DreamWorks exhibition. Easy to get around centre. well organised/staffed. At Federation Square so transport to centre was easy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We really enjoyed our trip here. Think of it as a museum of all things entertainment. One of the nice things is that you can move through it pretty quickly and see everything. There's a nice mix of film and TV history (including the Mad Max car!). There's even a history of video game technology which was like looking back... More

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