The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), at Federation Square, Melbourne, is Australia's national museum of film, video games, digital culture and art. During the 2014-15 financial year, 1.3 million people visited ACMI, the second-highest attendance of any gallery or museum in Australia. In May 2019, ACMI closed to the public to begin a $40 million redevelopment.
ACMI started life as the State Film Centre of Victoria in 1946.
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|Saturday||9:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Sunday||9:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
Charlotte Dickson | Dec 19, 2017
Super interesting tourist spot to visit. I skipped over most of the Australian the history as that didn't interest me so much but it was really well presented and very interesting for some I'm sure. The interactive zone was the highlight with lots of cool media and technology based activities. You can enter a booth and film your own mini matrix style 360 scene, star in a stop motion animation, and play around with an interactive projection. Perfect spot if your tourist activities are interrupted by a bit of Melbourne rain.
Rouge C | Jan 22, 2018
Went recently for the free exhibition: screen world and was surprised how big the area was. My kids loved the digital game section. Lots of family on a Sunday but plenty of area to rest. A great place to go without having to pay for fun and learning.
Robert Wilson | Nov 23, 2017
The ACMI is a truly delightful place to visit if you are in Melbourne. The staff are very helpful and give clear decisive and well research information regarding the exhibitions that are held here. I found my whole experience here to be fabulous...the atmosphere is vibrant and very conducive to learning new things. My sister and I went to the Wallace & Gromit & Friends exhibition. Oh wow...it was fascinating and so entertaining. Enjoy your visit.
Shelley Henley | Jan 29, 2018
Today for the very first time I went to ACMI. I have always meant to go but today was the last day of the Wallace and Gromit exhibition, so I knew it was something I could no longer just defer. And it was fantastic! What a wonderful exhibition! It was choc a bloc full of 3D displays and drawings and sets and sketch books and film excerpts and there was even a studio to make and play with claymation figures for kids of all ages. It had so many rooms and spaces to explore that an hour and a half immersion was not enough to completely see it all, but my brain was exploding so I had to leave to give myself some contemplation space. I could have gone back in, but by then all I wanted was a cool drink and a quiet space to process what I had seen. So much creativity, and so well presented. Now I know I'll go back for other exhibitions and events. The bonus for me was that the service and gallery staff were all interested and cheerful and so very helpful. What a genuinely nice experience!
Fun Kwok | Nov 9, 2017
Love the Family Sundays activities at ACMI. Staff at ACMI are friendly and very helpful. Love the Screen World exhibition as it showcased how moving images evolved through the years. We had a blast of a time recreating our own Matrix scene which we were able to send to ourselves. There is a staff named McQueen who was very engaging and he was very informative and helpful too.
Ádám Wagner | Mar 14, 2018
Amazing exhibition about film making and Australia's role in it. The exhibition is all free to visit and there are also free guided tours daily at 11 am and 2:30 pm. I was given a tour by the most passionate and extremely knowledgeable retired cameraman who volunteers to guide Wednesdays at 11 am. Thank you for great experience!
Adnan Habib | Apr 2, 2018
A full package of entertainment under a single roof. Art lovers will always find some interesting exhibitions going on there. There is a cinema hall and a pub as well. But the most amazing thing is the gallery where history and facts blend with entertainment in stylized fashion. There are plenty of games, illusions, installation arts and all of them are free.
Keith Finley | Mar 29, 2018
As another free attraction in Melbourne, it is perfect for locals and visitors to the area to enjoy all it has to offer. Showcasing TV and film history along with video games and much more. Seeing an Oscar up close was a highlight along with the many interactive exhibits. Will be visiting again.
Subramanian Rajagopalan | May 2, 2018
My son and I could easily spend a lot of hours in this museum playing some games, learning about film making and watching lots of clips. It’s very interactive. The Alice installation was very beautiful. It’s definitely a place to visit in Melbourne.
Herakles Li | Apr 26, 2018
Fun place! If you get there early, you have easy access to all the interactive exhibits and games without any lines. It's not a very large museum but definitely worth a visit if you are in the area!
Mark Greene | Apr 21, 2018
Unexpectedly excellent. I loved all the old computers and video games. The virtual reality stories were engaging. I thought the Alice in wonderland section might be overpriced but it was excellent and worth the money.
YoloAmo | May 26, 2018
I bought my ticket from a very nice staff member who acknowledged me. The staff were very kind when directing me to drop off my bag and then welcomed me with a smile. The actual exhibition was incredible. I loved the immersing experience with actual references from the movies. I loved the artworks and amazingly detailed descriptions of both the story’s development and about the creators themselves. I was also amazed from how many little activities that were available for all ages. I believe this is a great show if you want a fun time with your children or friends. Especially if you order the tea party tickets.
Darya Galeeva | May 29, 2018
Great place for a school excursion, or a day out with your family. The kids will love it. Very interactive and interesting with a bit of history of Australian cinematography and movie making in general. Some of the rooms are worth visiting and there are lots of games you can play.
Zoe-lea Whiting | Jun 10, 2018
Had an amazing experience at ACMI when I visited for the wonderland exhibition - which is a must see!. Staff were wonderful and they have an excellent interactive section for those who like to get involved. This is the second time I've visited the ACMI in Melbourne and I would definitely see what's on next time I'm there.
Emad Kerolos | Jun 9, 2018
Hey we go. Just one of amazing places in Melbourne city. Just 1 minutes walk from flinders station. The ground level gallery have a free entry. It's more than enough for kids to spend 2hours playing with the activity. It's really so good. Adult will enjoy it as well. It's a cinema upstairs for a bit of money.
Michael Bouy | May 16, 2018
Visited for the first time to see the Alice in Wonderland exhibition. They did a very good job making it interactive and showing different versions of Alice through history. If all their exhibits have the same effort we will have to come back and see them.
Gabrielle Schutte | Jul 5, 2018
My son just loved looking at Alice in Wonderland. So did his Great Uncle and myself (Mum). The tea room that was all projectors, protected an afternoon tea onto a table and the walls, was utterly amazing. It was really well set up, with heaps for parents/adults and children alike. My son especially enjoyed making a card and protecting it and himself into a wall. The history in the exhibit and the modern day Alice in Wonderland was very diverse, fun and interactive. Would go again if it read the next time in Melbourne.
Sydney Hoi | Jun 13, 2018
Really cool museum to check out if you're into film and technology. The screen worlds exhibition showcases films an actors and actresses that are connected to Australia over the years. There are also many displays of old film technology and game consoles. It's a great place to take your kids, as there are many cool interactive things to do, and kid-friendly games. During the time I went there was also an Alice in Wonderland exhibit going on which was absolutely amazing. I've always been a fan of Alice and Wonderland, and they did a great job of recapping the history and making it fun for people of all ages. Definitely recommend!
Mervyn Robbins | Jul 12, 2018
Great place. Always lots of good stuff and interesting exhibits etc. Including, at the shop. - A personal highlight: I saw "Tiny Colour Movies" by John Foxx performed here, way back in 2008. (After seeing his fantastic 'gig' at the Corner Hotel. 🎶 😊).
Gabrielle Schutte | Aug 12, 2018
My son just loved looking at Alice in Wonderland. So did his Great Uncle and myself (Mum). The tea room that was all projectors, protected an afternoon tea onto a table and the walls, was utterly amazing. It was really well set up, with heaps for parents/adults and children alike. My son especially enjoyed making a card and protecting it and himself into a wall. The history in the exhibit and the modern day Alice in Wonderland was very diverse, fun and interactive. Would go again if it was there next time in Melbourne. (Can't remove photos that are meant to be worth artVo review for some reason)
James Brooks | Aug 16, 2018
We saw the excellent 'Alice in wonderland' exhibition with the kids. It was very well done and highly recommend. Whist there we had a look at the exhibition on television and digital media thinking it would be a quick drop in and out. The kids loved it! Had to drag them out after about an hour.
Graham Rodda | Aug 11, 2018
An amazing and unique cultural experience which will not disappoint with amazing galleries and special events. The Alice in Wonderland show was entertaining and formative with staff helpful and friendly. The David Bowie show was truly mind blowing. A d thanks ACMI for being a film festival venue!
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