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Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Excellent exhibition

We really enjoyed our visit there and learnt so many new things about virtual reality, 3D motion... read more

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Good overview of the history of film media

The collection was a bit small, but sufficient for me to spend 2 hours in the building. I was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Australia's national museum of film, video games, digital culture and art - situated at the very heart of Melbourne in Federation Square.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Flinders Street | Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

This museum dedicated to Aussie film is free. There are selected exhibitions that require a paid ticket but for most tourists the free exhibitions are more than sufficient. This is a particularly good place for kids with many hands on type of features. There was...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We were a bit disappointed in this exhibition as we figured it would be more 'hands on' for children. Probably aimed more for adults and we felt it just wasn't worth the money.

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Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed our visit there and learnt so many new things about virtual reality, 3D motion pictures, etc.

Thank nandini n
Reviewed 1 week ago

The collection was a bit small, but sufficient for me to spend 2 hours in the building. I was impressed by the huge early version of the TV. Looked like a small fridge to me.

Thank PengSoon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed ACMI, Even though the special exhibits were over. We missed the Alice in Wonderland exhibit. But the mean exhibits are still wonderful to see. You can read a lot and also become involved in some of the interactive activities. There are many,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only became aware of this place while on the free city loop tram. The commentary about it interested me, especially since I love movies. Was able to squeeze in a visit for an hour before it closed, but could have easily stayed longer. There are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting collection of movie and TV memorabilia. Its not all about Dame Edna, Mad Max and the Hemsworths, but they all feature.

Thank Barton G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to acmi a number of times over the years to visit their temporary exhibition. They have always been amazing and unique, a real delight to the sensors. We went recently to see the Alice in wonderland exhibition, which did not disappoint. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is much to see at this museum; in fact, almost too much to see. Many exhibits, games for children (and young-minded adults!) to play, and other participatory exhibits makes the ACMI one busy place. Some might find it a little too hectic, what with...More

Thank admybf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ACMI has some good exhibits featuring cinematography and TV from day dot to present day including honors and awards such as the Harvey Crumpet stature in honor of Academy Award Winner Adam Elliot for his brilliant claymation. Takes a couple of hours and is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"ENTER A WORLD OF CINEMA, GAMING, TV AND DIGITAL CULTURE." is how they describe themselves. This is a very unusual interactive museum. Free entry and across from Ian Potter NGV (Australian Art) Gallery also in Federation Square. Catch classics of Australian cinema, explore the special...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't really intend to spend much time at this museum, but the greeters were so friendly and enthusiastic that we couldn't resist. It has a very nice interactive set of exhibits about the development of film and TV, with an emphasis on Australian films....More

Thank Hunter P
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Siddharth G
23 September 2018|
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Response from Alex K | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply - no entrance fee except to the special exhibitions. We didn't have time for them so we just stuck to the main space.
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Response from Edendownunder1959 | Reviewed this property |
I arrived at 1pm ,during the week , I was lucky it was quiet , I was there 2.5 hours then the show upstairs with the costumes does not take long . But if you have time, the digital imaging show for free also takes as long as... More
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