Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne

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Science Museum · Hidden Gem · Children’s Museum
Featuring interactive exhibits, large-scale projections, computer animations, and digital media, Australian Centre for the Moving Image offers a detailed look at contemporary and historic screen-based Australian art. Located on the iconic Federation Square, this modern gallery is dedicated to the moving image in all forms. The center includes two state-of-the-art movie theaters, where you can attend regular screenings of restored classic films and new releases. You can also time your visit programs such as film festivals, exclusive screenings of independent movies, and budget movie presentations aimed at families with small kids. Make sure to drop by the site's store, located on the entry level, where you can purchase books, DVDs, toys, and souvenirs. Make Australian Centre for the Moving Image part of your personalized Melbourne itinerary using our Melbourne online route maker.
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  • Being interested in photography and the "moving image" ACMI was irresistible on a recent visit to Melbourne. We lucked in, as the museum was about to close for refurbishment -search "ACMI Melbourne...  more »
  • First visit here and surprised at the activities available and information provided. Well situation to trams and other transport Lots to get involved in.  more »
  • Australian Center for the Moving Image or ACMI is one for the free museums located at the Federation Square, it is also unique as a very rare kind of museum devoted to moving images. There was a virtual reality exhibit which we were able to try when we visited and it was really awesome, but it is recommended for kids ten years and older. Their museum shop has a nice and diverse collections of films and related memorabilia.
  • Great. Definitely worth a visit even if it's just to reminisce about the TV programmes you watched as a kid. If you are interested in the cinema and it's history this place is a must

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