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Australian Centre for the Moving Image

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Address: Flinders Street | Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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+61 3 8663 2583
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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A top must-see Melbourne attraction

Made it a point a couple weeks after our return to the States to come back to tripadvisor specifically to rate this. That's how much it impressed me. This museum wasn't rated... read more

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Arizona
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80 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Made it a point a couple weeks after our return to the States to come back to tripadvisor specifically to rate this. That's how much it impressed me. This museum wasn't rated especially high in the guidebooks I used, which I think it a mistake. I found it much better, more fun, and more interesting than any of the other... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A repeat visit to ACMI for my son and I. It is conveniently located just across from Flinders St station, next to Fed Square. We visited on a busy school holiday afternoon but there was still room to move around. There was a wait for all the computer/video games and quite a lot of the interactive exhibits. Disappointingly a high... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was quite interesting to see how things have changed over the years, and how some haven't changed much at all. Blast from the past looking back at some of the old television series etc.

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Thank Deirdre L
ACMIOnline, Guest Relations Manager at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, responded to this review

Hi there Deidre Things change so much don't they? Especially technological things. It's hard to imagine that the moving image has evolved so much since its inception, which isn't that long ago! Thank you very much for visiting us and leaving a review. We hope to welcome you again in the future. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome if you're interested in digital media, the visual arts or just the history of cinema and TV. Most rewarding if you take your time and read all the display commentary, and plenty to keep the kids entertained in the meantime. Would have liked to have seen a bit more about the Australian video games industry (the rise and fall... More 

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ACMIOnline, Guest Relations Manager at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, responded to this review

Hi Andrew Thanks for visiting and your response. We're hoping to do more with the Australian games industry (and hopefully the resurgence!) in the future, particularly on our website so keep an eye our for more on that. If your kids enjoyed their visit, you might want to drop by again on the first Sunday of every month - we... More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we dropped by on a rainy day and had a fun time in the exhibit about movies, TV and its history in Aussie. there were exhibits about video games from Space Invaders to Minecraft, not our scene but the younger generation looked like they were having a fun time too. In the foyer you could design your own Pokemon so... More 

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ACMIOnline, Guest Relations Manager at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, responded to this review

Hi there Suzanne Shame it rained during your visit to the city but then it is Melbourne and we're glad you took refuge with us! Looks like you visited during a time that our main gallery was between exhibitions. If you come back again you just might find something that's more your scene. In the last three years we've had... More 

Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a couple of hours here - teenagers were of course fascinated by the computer game section and interactive displays. I enjoyed the various displays presented in a variety of formats about Australian movies and tv shows. Great value (free!) and well positioned!

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ACMIOnline, Guest Relations Manager at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, responded to this review

Hi Rach Thanks for visiting and leaving your response. Teens seem to get drawn directly to the games - we can't blame them, we're the same - but great you took the time to discover the story of film and TV in Australia. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Toowoomba
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a huge amount in a small space with history, interactive screens, movie clips, games and more. It is easy to spend several hours there exploring it all. Best of all it is free and free tours are available.

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ACMIOnline, Guest Relations Manager at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, responded to this review

Hi Mary Thanks for visiting and your review. We're so glad that you enjoy what we do, we love having passionate visitors stop by. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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587 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 768 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of interesting things to see and well worth a visit I spent an afternoon there and very much enjoyed the experience

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ACMIOnline, Guest Relations Manager at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, responded to this review

Hello there Thanks for stopping by. We're glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon! :) More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fabulous museum. Free entry and free tours available (I was shown around by a wonderful volunteer who was a retired cinematographer and incredibly knowledgeable and friendly). All sorts of exhibits to interest young and old, and anyone with an interest in the moving image. Really liked the section on Australian film and TV, it was very cool to... More 

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ACMIOnline, Guest Relations Manager at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks so much for stopping by the museum! We're glad that you enjoyed your experience with our Screen Worlds exhibition. Cate's Oscar is a favourite of many of our visitors. Next time you're in town please stop by again! We're always hosting new exhibitions and events you might enjoy :) More 

Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have very young children and was recommend ACMI by the local tourism service. We were greeted at the door by a fabulously well mannered gentleman who gave us a quick run down of the building, what was contained there, and an overview of the exhibits, before taking us straight to the interactive section and showing us what was on... More 

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ACMIOnline, Guest Relations Manager at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, responded to this review

Hi Jools Did the kids get to make the belching beasts on our Shadow Monster experience in Screen Worlds? That's usually a favourite, though you can't go past Minecraft and Mario Kart too! We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope you visit us again soon! More 

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