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Australian Centre for the Moving Image

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Central Business District
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Address: Flinders Street | Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 8663 2583
Today
10:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

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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Better than I imagined!

While waiting for a tourist bus outside the venue, we decided to drop in. So glad I did! Heaps to see for adults and kids. Lots of interactive stations, from modern to yesteryear.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While waiting for a tourist bus outside the venue, we decided to drop in. So glad I did! Heaps to see for adults and kids. Lots of interactive stations, from modern to yesteryear.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After stumbling across the ACMI and having not much knowledge of the exhibitions was pleasantly surprised with how good it was - spent a good hour at the centre and thoroughly enjoyed the interactive nature of the displays. Would be a fantastic afternoon for a family to enjoy as it was also free and conveniently located amongst Fed Square. Lots... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always a must visit when in Melbourne. Exhibitions change all the time but worth popping on down to see what is on offer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is very easy to come here. Just in front of the Flinders Street Station and near Visitor centre also near Yarra river. You can spend time here for relaxing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 4 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 1 week ago

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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