Australian Centre for the Moving Image | ACMI

Australian Centre for the Moving Image | ACMI

Australian Centre for the Moving Image is your museum of film, TV, videogames and art.

Exhibitions, immersive experiences and interactive moments that entertain, illuminate and share our stories.

With generous support and investment from the Victorian government:

Melbourne a free permanent exhibition
Melbourne playable and interactive experiences
Melbourne state of the art education spaces
Melbourne screen industry labs to inspire the next generation
Melbourne a media preservation lab to keep our past alive
Melbourne our cinemas presenting the very best of screen culture
Melbourne a contemporary caf© and bar
Melbourne a revitalised shop devoted to art and culture
Melbourne groundbreaking technology allowing you to take your favourite bits of ACMI home

ACMI has free public Wi-fi available to all visitors.

COVID-safe visit guidelines
We want to keep our staff and visitors safe, so we're following advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer about how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Here are some of the measures we have in place - things that you can do - to keep our staff and visitors safe:

Book your museum visit online in advance
Arrive at our Flinders Street entrance (cinema ticket holders are encouraged to enter through the Fed Square entrance)
On arrival, scan the QR code for contact tracing purposes
Maintain at least 1.5m distance between yourself and others
Wear a mask. In line with current government restrictions, masks are mandatory inside the museum
Pay with a card, not cash.
Other measures include enhanced cleaning throughout the museum, hand sanitiser on offer at all levels and transparent screens at our ticketing and information desks.

If you are feeling unwell, please do not visit ACMI.

How to get to ACMI
You can visit ACMI at Fed Square, Melbourne, on Flinders St, between Hosier Lane and Swanston St. ACMI has two entrances, one on Flinders Street, and the other on the Fed Square side, in the heart of Fed Square cobblestoned plaza, opposite the Big Screen.

ACMI has lifts at every level of the building.

Public Transport
ACMI is accessible via train, tram and bus.

Our museum is located in Fed Square, which is opposite Flinders Street train station, and sits within Melbourne's Free Tram Zone.

If your journey starts or finishes outside the boundaries of the Free Tram Zone, you must touch on your myki at the reader to make sure you have a valid ticket.

Plan your journey

Bicycles

If you plan to cycle to ACMI, you can lock your bike to purpose-built bicycle racks installed around the perimeter of Fed Square, but you'll need to bring your own lock. You can't bring your bike into ACMI itself.

Parking
Paid parking is available at the Fed Square carpark, located on the Russell Street Extension or via the second entrance off Batman Ave. It's a 2 minute (200m) walk from Fed Square car park to ACMI.

There is also a Wilson Parking at 172/192 Flinders St, which is directly opposite our Flinders Street entrance.

Eat, drink & shop
Hero - Melbourne's new premier bar, cafe & dining destination
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Level 1, ACMI, Fed Square
Enter via Fed Square plaza or if inside ACMI, enter via the Level 1 foyer at the top of the stairs (accessible by lift).

Open 7 days, 11.30am to late
Grab and go (Flinders St): open from 8am

Hero offers a seasonally driven menu developed by acclaimed Melbourne chef, Karen Martini.

Grab a coffee and a snack in the morning; book a table for lunch or dinner; or enjoy our selection of cocktails, craft beers and well priced wine offerings from our favourite producers around the globe.

Hero is wheelchair accessible. High chairs for infants are available on request.

ACMI Shop
Visitors browsing books in the ACMI shop
ACMI, Fed Square (Flinders Street, Ground Floor)

The ACMI Shop stocks a curated range of screen-culture books, curiosities, gifts and cards, as well as an array of ACMI publications and merchandise for our dedicated fans. We specialise in independent, local & unique pieces you won't find anywhere else - Collaborating with artists to create design led products to be treasured; as well as exclusive merchandise from our in-house design team. Our Flinders Street shop showcases our full range of products; if you can't make it to our retail shop, our online shop is available 24 hours a day for all your needs.

Accessibility
Lifts

A series of lifts (or elevators) offer access to all levels of ACMI. Just look out for temporary signage about capacity; it might be limited to support social distancing.

Ground floor - Level 1 access

The Ground floor lift is located between Tickets & Information desk and the entrance to The Story of the Moving Image exhibition.

This is the best accessible lift option from Ground floor.

Ground floor - Basement Gallery 4 access

A goods lift that allows access to our Underground Gallery 4 is located behind Gallery 2 and 4, via a corridor. Only in use when an exhibition is on view in Gallery 4.

Level 1 - Cinemas access

There are two lifts located on Level 1. As you enter from Fed Square, one is around the corner on your right, as you pass the Tickets & Information desk and approach the stairs. If you make a hard right towards Hero at ACMI and the Level 1 toilets, you will see the lift. This is the best lift option to reach the Cinemas level (Level 2).

Level 1 - Galleries access
As you enter from Fed Square, walk past the wall of screens and seating area in front of the wall of cabinets on your left, the lift is located opposite the seating area. This lift provides access to Ground floor, the Galleries level.

Level 2 - Level 1 access

The Level 2 Lift services our cinemas. It goes down to Level 1, where you will find our restaurant and bar, Hero at ACMI; and our Labs level. If you wish to go to Ground floor, you will need to head over to the other Level 1 lift.

Companion Cards

Companion Cards, registered in Victoria and interstate, provide the carers accompanying card holders with free access to ACMI programs.

Wheelchairs

If you use a wheelchair you can access all our spaces.

If you need to borrow a wheelchair for use inside our Museum, present your ID at the Tickets & Information Desk (located at Ground floor and Level 1 respectively) and we'll organise one for you free of charge.

Guide dogs

Guide Dogs and registered assistance animals are welcome throughout ACMI. But only registered animals. No pets, please!

Hearing loops

Present your ID at the Tickets and Information desks (G and L1) to borrow free hearing devices for the ACMI Cinemas and Studios.

The devices come with headphones or connect with hearing aids via a neck loop. You get to choose what you prefer.

Mobility equipment hire

Travellers Aid, based at Flinders Street and Southern Cross stations, provides mobility equipment hire, including manual wheelchairs and motorised scooters.

To hire equipment, visit the Travellers Aid website or call 03 9068 8187.

Pre-booked equipment can be collected at Flinders Street station (across the road from Fed Square) or Southern Cross station.

Amenities
Cloakroom

ACMI does not currently provide a cloakroom. In the context of COVID-19, we are no longer able to provide a free cloakroom service, so we ask you to bring with you what you can comfortably carry. No luggage, please.

Toilet facilities

Toilets are located on Ground floor and Level 1. We have wheelchair accessible toilets on both floors.

Baby change facilities are available near the toilets at the Flinders St (Ground floor) and Fed Square (Level 1) entrances.

Lifts

A series of lifts (or elevators) offers access to all levels of ACMI. Just look out for temporary signage about capacity; it might be limited to support social distancing.

School & class groups
Bring your class for a school excursion and learn about how the moving image influences our daily lives. Please note, you need to book before arriving.

For bookings, visit our Schools & Teachers  page and explore the available workshops, film lectures and exhibition tours.

Exhibition visits
If you have booked in for exhibition visits please assemble at the School meeting point (look for the green flag) at the Flinders Street entrance.

Workshops, Talks, Screenings
If you have booked in for workshops, talks or screenings please assemble at the School meeting point (look for the blue flag) near the Fed Square entrance.

Arriving by bus
There is a bus drop-off point at the Russell Street Extension. It is a 200m walk along Flinders St to ACMI. Bus Parking is not available at Fed Square.

Families
We welcome families with kids of all ages, but children under the age of 13 years must be always accompanied by a parent or guardian over 18 years of age.

Our continuing exhibition, The Story of the Moving Image, is free and family friendly. It explores the history of film, TV, videogames and art and is open every day of the year except for December 25.

We frequently offer other exhibitions, workshops and activities that are family friendly, especially during school holidays.

Baby change facilities are available at the Flinders Street and Fed Square levels of the building, next to the toilets.

Prams and strollers are welcome throughout the building, except inside exceptionally busy exhibitions, in which case they need to be left in the Cloakroom. We'll let you know when this so. Otherwise, prams and strollers must stay with you.

ACMI acknowledges the Traditional Owners, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, on whose land we meet, share and work. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or text.

❊ What's On ❊

ACMI | Australian Centre for the Moving Image | Open

Virtual Cin©mathèque

The Story of the Moving Image

Memo Akten: Distributed Consciousness


Beings by Universal Everything @ ACMI - Wednesday 22 May 2024


❊ Address ❊


 ℅ Naarm
 ⊜  Federation Square, Cnr Swanston St and Flinders St Melbourne 3000 View Map
 ✆ Telephone: (03) 8663 2200
Federation Square, Cnr Swanston St and Flinders StMelbourneVictoria(03) 8663 2200




❊ Web Links ❊


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www.acmi.net.au

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ACMI acknowledges the Traditional Owners, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, on whose land we meet, share and work. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or text.




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