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Australian Centre for the Moving Image

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Address: Flinders Street | Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 8663 2583
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2:00 am - 5:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun 2:00 am - 5:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Gallery featuring innovative contemporary and historic Australian...

Gallery featuring innovative contemporary and historic Australian screen-based art through interactive exhibits, large-scale projections, computer animations and digital media.

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Highlight of Melbourne

This was without a doubt my favourite place in the whole of Australia - it offered nostalgia for both myself and my mother, my only regret is that we're not here long enough for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was without a doubt my favourite place in the whole of Australia - it offered nostalgia for both myself and my mother, my only regret is that we're not here long enough for me to go back and view a film (the Scorsese exhibition is something that I am sad to be missing). The interactive nature of the huge... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We hit the ACMi by chance, hiding from the rain, and found a treasure trove of images, activities and expositions about all the aspects of the moving image. The interactive section, where you can dance in front of a screen and it creates special effects, or where you can add a soundtrack to existing scenes was real fun, and not... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wasn't sure what to expect from this museum, but it was fantastic! I ended up spending the whole day here. Lots of different exhibits, great history of Australian film and tv and the Scorcese exhibition was so good, I would go again. If you have a free day in Melbourne, this is a good way to spend some time.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The exhibition was much larger than expected and it's depth was astounding. The exhibition space is huge and able to cope with a wide variety of exhibitions. The previous exhibition I visited was David Bowie. Very impressed with the space and artistic way it was displayed.

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Faulconbridge, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I found this attraction very interesting. You could certainly spend some time here particularly on a cold or rainy day to entertain the family. Well worth a visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Who knew? This is a great "free" museum that spans the history of Australian film and TV. The exhibits are great and many are interactive. There is always something going on and this is great place for kids and adults alike.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring your kids along to the free exhibits here. You can spend a short time or an entire day. The current exhibition Art, Film and Digital Culture, will keep young and old well entertained. Fun and fascinating!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff was cheerful and the exhibits were awesome. Planned to just pop in, ended up spending about 5 hours inside and bought tickets to the Scorcese exhibit.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum. First of all, it is free, except perhaps for special exhibits. It has a great location on Federation square. If you are a history buff like me, it has lots of great material on the history of film and television, and lots of stuff on video games. Highly recommended.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very nice place, never been to anything like it.. has a lot of old school games .. loved spending time there.

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Staying in Central Business District

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.