ACMI
Art GalleriesSpeciality MuseumsCinemasExhibitionsArt Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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ACMI (formerly known as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image) is Australia's national museum of screen culture located at the heart of Melbourne's Fed Square. Navigate the universe of film, TV, videogames and art with interactive exhibitions, art installations, film programs and special events.
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  • PDGBLondon
    London, United Kingdom60 contributions
    Interesting to see film history from another country's perspective.
    I remember, and miss, the London version of a film history museum. This equalled it and had more modern interactive stuff. Though it was swarming with school trips when I was there. silence suddenly descended when they were gone!
    Visited November 2022
    Written 6 January 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,783 contributions
    Moving images will fascinate you
    The moving image has progressed mightily since the the days of the "flicks". There are now many varieties of moving images, from the movies to video games. ACMI was previously called the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. It's a great place to visit, you will find many things to fascinate you.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 16 February 2023
  • RachTraveller2014
    Sydney, Australia165 contributions
    Afternoon Visit
    ACMI was super cool! There were lots of interesting displays with lots of history about movies, the equipment they use and how things have changed over time. The 'collectable chip' that you carry and swipe at the displays was a lot of fun! Would recommend a couple of hours spent here, exploring the different areas of film making. Having more seating around the displays would help those less mobile.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 21 February 2023
  • K72
    Melbourne, Australia2,932 contributions
    Fun and free
    Fun place to visit, especially with kids. The video game section was fantastic- a great mix of interactive displays, information and games for the kids to play! Ran out of time so missed the paid exhibition but the free bit was fab. Open 10-5pm, staffed by a lot of knowledgeable volunteers.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 April 2023
  • Liz C
    Sydney, Australia3 contributions
    Fantastic Exhibitions
    Fantastic museum and staff. The Goddess exhibition is incredible and could visit it again. We also loved the history of moving pictured. It had such details, again, could see it again. Totally recommend it.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 June 2023
  • LisaEstella71
    Adelaide, Australia884 contributions
    Interesting couple of hours
    As a couple in our ‘50’s, we visit Melbourne regularly but hadn’t heard of this before. It was free and very interesting. The cloak room was helpful. Most people had their little kids under control so that was good. The only negative was the other womens exhibition which was $25 per adult for what would be an hours entertainment. So we didn’t do that. I would suggest that I’d the orice was more like $15 each, we would have gone in.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,783 contributions
    Screen images appeal to young and old
    ACMI is known as the Australian Center for the Moving Image. In the age of the screen, it promotes a wide range of screen images that appeal to young and old. It also has several screening rooms that show classic films. ACMI is in Flinders Street, adjacent to Fed Square.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 October 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,783 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Friends
ACMI is known as the Australian Center for the Moving Image. In the age of the screen, it promotes a wide range of screen images that appeal to young and old. It also has several screening rooms that show classic films. ACMI is in Flinders Street, adjacent to Fed Square.
Written 7 October 2023
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kim p
Campbelltown, Australia43 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Family
Good place to visit while in Federation Square in Melbourne a lot of Australian film and television memorabilia and history of film and television, worth visiting, the Ian Potter Art Centre is next door as well.
Written 6 October 2023
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Franz A
30 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Family
Lots to see and do. The kids were particularly interested in the video games of years past. And the best part of it is that entrance is free!
Written 5 October 2023
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Zany74
Brisbane, Australia228 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
The centre is very well set out, innovative and captivating! Well worth paying a donation for but so nice that it is FREE for all to enjoy!
Written 27 September 2023
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Cam is Ace
Sutton Courtenay, UK146 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Family
Really wonderful experience: hands-on, interesting and really wonderful exhibits. Much bigger and interesting and hands-on than I imagined. Something for everyone!
Written 9 September 2023
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Rose M
Newcastle, Australia8 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
My favourite part of our entire Melbourne trip. This was wild. So many great exhibitions, super interactive… we got to make our own flip book and there’s a whole wall of video game controllers. I’d go here again in a heartbeat. Even the 12 year old loved it.
Written 10 July 2023
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LisaEstella71
Adelaide, Australia884 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
As a couple in our ‘50’s, we visit Melbourne regularly but hadn’t heard of this before. It was free and very interesting. The cloak room was helpful. Most people had their little kids under control so that was good. The only negative was the other womens exhibition which was $25 per adult for what would be an hours entertainment. So we didn’t do that. I would suggest that I’d the orice was more like $15 each, we would have gone in.
Written 9 July 2023
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Liz C
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
May 2023 • Family
Fantastic museum and staff. The Goddess exhibition is incredible and could visit it again. We also loved the history of moving pictured. It had such details, again, could see it again. Totally recommend it.
Written 30 June 2023
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Paul L
Hallam, Australia940 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Solo
A museum based on the moving image which tells the story of a range of facets of the entertainment industry. There are some permanent displays - which will amuse children of all ages - which really are quite inventive. They look at the social history of TV and film in part and they are backed up by some replica movie props.

There are also temporary exhibits so it is pot luck as to what is on at the time of your visit.

The place is only a brief stroll from Flinders Street Station along a fairly flat pathway (depending on just how much roadwork is happening).
Written 20 June 2023
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Andrew M
4 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Couples
Just saw a very mediocre and overprice exhibision goddess, the whole experience took about 10mins for a $25 ticket and was really just old movie scenes
Written 5 June 2023
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