Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Museum in City Centre

Managing to educate, enthral and entertain in equal parts, ACMI is a visual feast that pays homage to Australian cinema and TV, offering insight into the modern-day Aussie psyche. Its screens don't discriminate against age with TV shows, games and movies on call, making it a great place to spend a day watching TV without feeling guilty about it. Free exhibition tours at 11am and 2.30pm, plus there's a cinema, regular talks and great workshops (prices vary).

Screen Worlds is the main focus here, an interactive exhibition that celebrates Australian cinema and TV, along with gaming and small-screen media. The collection includes props, costumes, a trippy zoetrope, a 'Time Slice' where you can re-create your own scene from The Matrix, interactive editing displays and clips of everyone from Crocodile Dundee to Dame Edna. In booths around the building you’ll find Australian Mediatheque, which are set aside for viewing clips from the National Film and Sound Archive – it's the perfect hideaway on a rainy day.


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