Managing to educate, enthrall and entertain in equal parts, ACMI is a visual feast that pays homage to Australian cinema and TV, offering an insight into the modern-day Australian psyche perhaps as no other museum can. 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 and not feel guilty about it. Free tours are conducted daily at 11am and 2.30pm.
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, interactive editing displays and clips of everyone from Crocodile Dundee to Dame Edna. Upstairs you’ll find the Australian Mediatheque, a series of free booths set aside for the viewing clips from the National Film and Sound Archive – it's the perfect hideaway on a rainy day.
There are also cinemas showing films, high and low brow, new and classic (prices vary).