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Australian Centre for the Moving Image

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Central Business District
As featured in Free Melbourne and 2 other guides
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Address: Flinders Street | Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 8663 2583
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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

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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A great way to spend an hour with teens and kids

Lots to see and interact with. I had 6 teens with me, and they were all enthusiastically looking at everything over the course of an hour or so. I had a great time reading up on... read more

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Jennifer M
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots to see and interact with. I had 6 teens with me, and they were all enthusiastically looking at everything over the course of an hour or so. I had a great time reading up on the Australian film industry. Well put together.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were walking by and intrigued by the signs so we popped in - they have a great variety of interactive exhibits, and they are all free! It's very kid-friendly but fun for adults too. They have everything from Australian film star features to video game retrospectives to shadow puppets to avante garde soundscapes. You could easily spend a couple... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is always something happening at Federation Square!! It's also a great place to kick back on the outdoor comfortable seating as you watch a movie on the big screen.. Or take in the sites of the people of Melbourne going to work or at night just strolling through the beautiful City of Melbourne

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent 3 hours looking round this great centre. Very well put together, interactive and very informative. Kept 3 teenagers busy and engaged. All FREE!!!! Clean and well thought out. A must see for us in Melbourne.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This centre is in Federation Sq. It has a number of features but we spent most of our time in the section on Australian TV and film. The displays were imaginative and stimulating. The set-up meant that though there were many people around, you felt that you were in a private space and could focus on the images or storyline.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was really nice to see and there was lots of interacting to do but it was hard to have a go at everything you wanted because there were lots of people who were using the consoles for a long time! It would be good if people were limited to a few goes so other people could try things out.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entrance except for special exhibits. Dad (me) really enjoyed the Screen Worlds exhibit, which is free. I tend to read every placard and enjoyed the multi-media experience -- focused not just on film but also TV, video games, and visual art. Very informative and nostalgic. And I appreciated the back part of the exhibit, which focused on Australian culture.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An incredible place for the family with interactive exhibits throughout covering the history of film, Australian Film, Television, Video and gaming. A great coverage of aboriginal films as well.....lots to keep all ages occupied....and its free. Includes some larger film exhibits and virtual reality

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

@ACMI is located centrally at Federation Square close to Flinders St station. The entry to most exhibits, like Screen Worlds, is astonishingly free. I recommend a visit!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well for those who where there on New Year's Eve will know it was packed. Ones we got to a comfortable spot we had a great view of the fireworks. Easy exit after the fireworks and a great night.

Thank André R

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