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ACMI

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, is a museum about the history of film and media, its entrance and its impact in Australia. There are posters, displays from old Films and TV shows, working models of very early video-games systems, a car from Mad Max and other visual displays. Worth a visit for anyone with an interest in Film or TV, and best of all its FREE!

Galleries open daily 09:00 ~ 17:00

About Melbourne

Brighton Beach Huts (Vic)

Like those of Brighton in the UK, Brighton Beach in the south of Melbourne has a long line of colourful Bathing Boxes. This is a popular tourist/photo spot and the boxes are all painted in different styles and themes, even one with an Australian flag! It’s not really the nicest beach for actually swimming but its quite scenic and a long beach coastline to walk.

About 30min south of central Melbourne with by car (with expensive parking at $5/hr) or direct train from Flinders Street to Brighton Beach Railway Station, and walk from there to the beach.

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Tate Modern

The Tate Modern Gallery is one of the world’s busiest modern art galleries, displaying the national collection as well as international works. It’s housed in an old power station, offering huge space and a view of the Thames and St Paul’s Cathedral from the restaurant, bar, and balcony. There are often large displays in the Turbine hall, making use of the huge open space not normally possible in galleries. These works are specially commissioned roughly from October to May each year. (Unfortunately the sponsor is Unilever, a terrible company).

There are free guided tours (daily, 11.00, 12.00, 14.00, 15.00 approx 45min), multimedia guides, and play areas for children. Temporary exhibitions are usually ticketed, at around £10. Current exhibitions here.

On the South Side of the Thames, opposite St. Paul’s Cathedral, over the Millennium Bridge.

Sun – Thurs – 10:00 ~ 18:00
Fri – Saturday – 10:00 ~ 22:00

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National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery in London has thousands of works, ranging from early paintings of English Royalty to photographs of modern day celebrities. There is something for everyone here, and best of all, its FREE! Most of the collection is permanent, with additional works on temporary display throughout the year. Find out what’s on here.

Free. Walk from Leicester Square, Charing Cross, Piccadilly Circus or Tottenham Court Road Stations.
Entrance is around the corner from the National Gallery.

Sat – Wed – 10:00 ~ 18:00
Thurs – Fri – 10:00 ~ 21:00

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British Museum

The British Museum near Russell Square is massive, containing over seven million historical & cultural objects from around the world. You’ve got Egyptian mummies, Japanese Armour, Chinese Jade, and artefacts from the Incas! If you have any interest in history at all, you will enjoy the British Museum. If not, well even the building itself is impressive, and like other London Museums, its FREE! So check it out anyway! Don’t forget to see what current special exhibitions (ticketed) are on too.

Sat – Thurs 10:00 ~ 17:30
Fri – 10:00 ~ 20:30

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