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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 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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My favorite Australian museum

In addition to film and video game history complete with interactive exhibits, this museum lets you take 3D images of yourself spinning around like in The Matrix. When I was there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In addition to film and video game history complete with interactive exhibits, this museum lets you take 3D images of yourself spinning around like in The Matrix. When I was there they were showing a 360 degree view vr movie from Sundance. If it's still playing, go. This was a mind blowing experience not to be missed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An unexpected delight to see this entertaining exhibition A diverse range of exhibits available to view

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

yoga in the square, great pubs and places to eat all in one place. Right off the train platform and easily accessible from the CBD in Melbourne. (Central Business District or "downtown" ) We ate at a tapas restaurant that was un real good and the beer and wines selections were adequate. Stopped by through there on the way back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate breakfast here one morning, and it was HUGE, and very reasonably priced! I will definitely eat here again, next time I am in Melbourne!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in Federation square that always seems to have lots of things happening outside the ACMI has lots of items to keep everybody entertained if you are remotely interested in the history of film and TV. Sadly it seems that up to 80% of the very early movies have been lost due to deterioration of the negatives. There are plenty... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to spend 1-2 hours with free admission fee, ACMI - Austrailia Center for Moving Image is a good place to consider. It is a modern building but you can memorize 100 years old on how a movie was made. This is also a good education for kids to understand the TV and Movie Culture. There are also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited when they had the Screen Worlds: The Story of Film, Television and Digital Culture exhibit. Very nicely done showcasing 100 years of the moving image. Interactive & engaging. Best part it was free. Great to take a break from the city & expand your mind. The building itself is unique. A good stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing for kids! had loads of fun exhibitions for the whole family. Saw the screenworlds. The kids loved finding out the history of films, and how they were made. We got an orientation tour, which lasted half an hour. But we spent almost a day in there. So much to see!! very very very impressed

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since was built it become most popular human gathering and artistic venues. People love it. Opposite train station and surrounded by shops and food places.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to see and do, plenty of activities and suitable for all ages. The whole centre is worth a visit, not just the museum part. Both the cafe and shop were very good as well.

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