Plan your visit

We can't wait to welcome you back to our renewed museum on 11 Feb 2021.

ACMI, Fed Square, Melbourne

General entry is FREE
See opening hours

Timed-entry tickets

Before you visit our museum you'll need to book your FREE timed-entry tickets online. Please read our COVID-safe measures before booking.

Tickets will be released on Thu 28 Jan 2021.

School groups can book their visit through ACMI Education.

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Opening hours

Mon 12–5pm
Tue 12–5pm
Wed 12–7pm
Thu 12–7pm
Fri 12–7pm
Sat 11am–7pm
Sun 11am–6pm

School groups (by advance booking only)
Wed 10am–12pm
Thu 10am–12pm

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What's on at ACMI

Explore our calendar of exhibitions, talks, workshops and more.

What's on
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Cinemas

View upcoming film programs and festivals showing in our state of the art cinemas.

Browse all films
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Public WiFi

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

WiFi name: acmi-wifi

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New interactive exhibits

Experience The Story of the Moving Image by doing as well as watching.

Learn more
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The Lens

Collect your favourite objects in the exhibition with your free Lens device and explore your personal collection online anytime, anywhere.

How does it work?

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 timed 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 when you cannot maintain 1.5m distance from others
  • 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, at the intersection of Flinders St and Swanston St.

Get directions on Google Maps

Public Transport
ACMI is located next to Flinders Street train station 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
Located on the Russell Street Extension and with a second entrance off Batman Ave, the Fed Square Car Park provides quick and easy access to Fed Square.

Eat, drink & shop

Hero – Melbourne's new premier bar, cafe & dining destination

Michael Gebran and Karen Martini in HERO at ACMI

ACMI, Fed Square, Melbourne
Opens early 2021

We're launching a contemporary day-to-night food and wine bar experience with chef Karen Martini at the helm.

Located at ACMI in Fed Square, Hero will offer a seasonally driven menu reflecting Karen's classical, holistic approach to cookery. Her menu will emphasise simple and straightforward presentations, championing the produce of local farmers and purveyors, organics and seasonality.

Alongside great coffee, Hero will feature a bespoke selection of cocktails, well priced wine offerings from favourite producers around the globe, craft beers and more.

Learn more

ACMI Shop

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ACMI, Fed Square (Flinders Street)
Melbourne, VIC 3000

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.

Please contact us if you'd like further information on a product you've seen in our shop or to discuss gift recommendations from our friendly retail experts.

Contact

The ACMI Shop
PO Box 14
Flinders Lane
Melbourne 8009

E: shop@acmi.net.au
T: +61 3 8663 2227
W: shop.acmi.net.au

Accessibility

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 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 desk 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 & ACMI) or Southern Cross station.

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.

Disability Action Plan

Learn more about how we are removing the barriers that prevent people with impairments from enjoying our spaces. 

Amenities

Cloakroom

ACMI would normally provide a free cloakroom service daily during museum opening hours. In the context of COVID-19, this service will not be available so we ask you to bring with you what you can comfortably carry. No luggage, please.

Toilet facilities

If you enter ACMI from either Flinders Street or Fed Square, you will find public toilets nearby, including wheelchair accessible toilets and infant change facilities.

Baby change facilities are available at the Flinders St and Fed Square levels of the building.

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.

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

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.

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. Bus Parking is not available at Fed Square.

Contact the Education team

T: +613 8663 2447
E: education@acmi.net.au

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.

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.

More info

Lost property

Missing something? Leave your details at our Tickets & Information Desk or email us at ticketdesk@acmi.net.au and we’ll get back to you if it comes to us. We hold lost property for 2 weeks.

Free Wi-fi

Enjoy free Wi-fi on us! No password is required – just accept the terms and conditions of use to get started.

Wi-fi name: acmi-wifi

Photographs and videos

We love a good Instagram post so feel free to take photos with hand-held devices in The Story of the Moving Image don't forget to hashtag #acmimelbourne or #thestoryofthemovingimage!

Photography is sometimes not permitted in our other exhibitions, so watch out for ‘No photography' signage.

Selfie sticks, tripods, and flash photography can interfere with the enjoyment and safety of others so always ask us before using them.

Photography and filming are not allowed in our cinemas during screenings.

Bags and cloakroom

For some exhibitions, large bags, backpacks, and luggage may need to be placed in our free cloakroom before entry. For more information, please see our terms and conditions of entry.

Clothing and footwear

Please ensure clothing and footwear are always worn for your own safety and comfort, as well as the safety and comfort of others.

Animals

Only guide dogs and registered assistance animals are permitted in the building. Sorry, no pets allowed!

Umbrellas

Umbrellas may need to be cloaked before entering some exhibitions.

Smoking

... is not permitted anywhere on ACMI’s premises. Thanks!