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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 #22 of 211 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Visited here one afternoon whilst staying nearby. The free entry is lovely so its a couple of hours of free entertainment. Situated by Federation Square its easy to get to. There is lots to do inside and very interactive, have lots for children (old and new games consoles, computer games, interactive games etc) and there are some different activites you... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

For our two young boys, the Dreamworks exhibition was a brilliant way to spend a morning. They were engaged with the variety of displays, that featured the characters they so love. The exhibition is on until the end of October so we definitely recommend visiting the display before then! Unfortunately we were not able to visit the permanent displays but... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) has a variety of genres. It often has special exhibitions for animation and so on. Some of its films are hard to find elsewhere. Recently it showed 'Shane' and 'The Seven Samurai'. Discounts and special features are available for seniors. Check the program before you go, it changes frequently. ACMI is in Federation... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Went here a couple of years ago, and actually really enjoyed myself. The Pixar display was running, and I had a great time learning about it all. Be sure to check what is running before heading in though.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I knew nothing of this fine museum before stumbling across it looking for a loo. What a great find. Fun for all ages. (good loo's too!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Had an absolute ball at the Dreamworks exhibition. Well worth the money and the time. We lined up to play with animation software- the 5 minutes we had before the next group felt over in a heartbeat. Loved the exhibition and now want to see more of the movies!

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The catering company that provides product for the art galleries in St Kilda Road and at Federation Square also provides product at this cafe - the day I visited the slow cooked beef dish served was so unpalatable (over cooked) I could only take a couple of bites before giving up on it in disgust and expunged the unpleasant experience... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Free, so worth the time, but not very entertaining for adults. Two exhibitions are free, and one is a paid exhibition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Omg omg omg like a kid in a very smart candy store. So interesting, fascinating to see the storyboards, figurines, CG, play with CG wave effects and learn about your fav movies. Worth every cent. Then spend 50 on the book! Or just visit ACMI because it is terrific and the regular exhibition of Aussie TV and film is simply... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We spent half a day enjoying this exhibition. It was great- very American, which is fair enough, I'd say. Other exhibitions that I've seen here have been well organised and interesting, comparable to other such Centres.

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