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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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Loved this place!

Kids&Adults friendly! Literally spent a whole afternoon in there having lots and lots of fun! So much to do so much to see and so much to learn!

Reviewed 4 days ago
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kids&Adults friendly! Literally spent a whole afternoon in there having lots and lots of fun! So much to do so much to see and so much to learn!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It really depends what special exhibition they have. Just keep an eye out for something that interest you personally.

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Thank FireFire3
Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this gem at Federation Square! It was not on our list of things to do for the day, and we entered purely out of curiosity (there was a poster about an Akira Kurosawa festival which grabbed my interest). Happy to discover that, not only is it free, it will also provide hours of learning and entertainment for all... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only one of its kind in Australia, the Centre is an intriguing museum. Located in equally intriguing Federation Square, the Centre displays in a couple of galleries Australian film projects, student films, video games, digital art and other aspects of the 'moving image'. The Centre is very popular, being the second most visited museum in Australia, and when we... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great attraction, for free! We really enjoyed the timeline aspect of the history of Australian TV and film. A must visit!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very modern and quirky. Thoroughly enjoyed the range of displays and expeditions, clearly well thought out and very informative.

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Thank Morgan R
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place and the history of images from TV, Video, Video Games, etc. You really need about two hours to really enjoy and experience this venue. It's hands on in that you can touch and interact with many of the exhibits. Kid friendly too. I was here for about an hour but learned a lot.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Hello there Thank you very much for your feedback and for visiting. Keeping older technology running can be a little bit tricky (finding parts for antique consoles and moving image artifacts can be tough!) but we are always looking for ways to keep this important part of our heritage accessible. We've recently added some really exciting new stuff to the... More 

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

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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