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ACMI turns 20

We're celebrating 20 years since opening our doors in Melbourne’s iconic Fed Square, with exclusive birthday offers on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October.

The journey of Australia’s national museum of screen culture has been an extraordinary one. ACMI had its beginnings as the State Film Centre of Victoria and was reincarnated in 2002 as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. The building was further re-shaped and reinvigorated with the opening of our flagship ongoing exhibition Screen Worlds in 2009 and our re-emergence in 2021 as a multiplatform museum, following a $40 million renewal funded by the Victorian Government and philanthropic partners.

Across the weekend of Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October, you can access special offers including half-price entry to the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Light: Works from Tate’s Collection and all cinema sessions, plus free choc tops and cookies (until stocks last).

ACMI Shop Merchandise - 20 bday

Exclusive merchandise

Get your hands on a copy of our new publication, The Story of the Moving Image reflecting on ACMI’s centrepiece exhibition and the history of screen culture – and more.

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Light: Works from Tate's Collection

Half-price entry Sat 29 & Sun 30 Oct

From Turner to Kusama, celebrate the groundbreaking artists who harnessed the elemental force of light over 200 years of art history.


Half price films (Sat 29 and Sun 30 only)

ACMI Choc Tops

Free choc tops and cookies

Enjoy a free choc top and cookies to go with your visit to our museum and cinemas (until stocks last).

ACMI has become a cultural touchstone for the screen culture in all its forms... a welcoming space for all communities to gather, explore, and make sense of what we are watching and playing.

Seb Chan, ACMI Director & CEO

Our history

Aerial shot of Fed Square - Phoebe Powell

Photo credit: Phoebe Powell

This story charts the growth of Australia’s national museum of film, TV, videogames, digital culture and art from its beginnings as the State Film Centre of Victoria, to its reincarnation in 2002 as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the opening of Screen Worlds in 2009 and the re-emergence in 2021 of our renewed multiplatform museum.

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