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Exhibition visitors viewing the exhibits of Screen Worlds.
Screen Worlds: Emergence


Screen Worlds

Open Daily

Screen Worlds tells the remarkable story of the moving image - a vibrant biography that explores its past, present and future.

Our stunning permanent exhibition will change the way you think about the most pervasive and powerful cultural forms of our time. With an ambitious scope unlike any other exhibition in the world, Screen Worlds brings together rarely-seen footage, fascinating objects and interactive displays.

Please Note: Screen Worlds will be closed at 4pm Monday 5 December.

Free Entry
  • The exhibition spans 110 years of moving image history, charting the early beginnings of film to the rise of television, games, the internet and the dominance of the digital age. From pre-cinematic objects and forms through to the rich and enveloping immersive media we experience today, Screen Worlds contains 220 screen-based displays, 30 hours of moving image content (including newly commissioned works) and hundreds of original objects and memorabilia.

    Screen Worlds dynamically illustrates how each form of the moving image has emerged as a creative medium. Within three core and conceptually connected sections; Emergence, Voices, and Sensation. The exhibition explores the impact each form has had on our senses and emotions and the role they’ve played in shaping our society, both from an Australian perspective and in an international context. 

    Screen Worlds Orientation Tour

    Daily 11am + 2.30pm > Free
    Our free guided orientation tours are the perfect way to begin your Screen Worlds experience. Tours for individuals and families run for approximately 30 minutes and operate on a first come, first served basis, with a maximum of 15 people per tour. Note: subject to change without notice.

    Education Groups

    Self-guided and educator-led visits are available from 10am to 2pm weekdays, and must be booked in advance. To make a booking please visit Screen Worlds Education Visits.

Inside Screen Worlds

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