Mulberry Hill Open Day

Home of Artist Sir Daryl and Joan Lindsay, author of Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Designed by Harold Desbrowe Annear, this magnificent American Colonial style-home was built in 1926 as an extension to a pre-existing 1880s weatherboard cottage.

Sir Daryl Lindsay was Director of the National Gallery of Victoria from 1941 to 1956, and was knighted in 1957 for his services to Australian Art. A member of the famous Lindsay family of artists, he was an accomplished painter and print maker. He also assisted in founding the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) in 1956 and was its first president.

His wife, Lady (Joan) Lindsay was an artist and writer, best known for her novel, Picnic at Hanging Rock. Her autobiographical novel Time without Clocks is about the Lindsay’s life together at Mulberry Hill and includes commentary about the arts and social history of the time.

The house and its contents, a collection of Australian art, Georgian furniture and glassware and Staffordshire ceramics, was bequeathed to the National Trust by Sir Daryl and Lady Lindsay.

When visiting enjoy the current exhibition ‘My Day of Days’ exploring Joan Lindsay’s connection and identification with St Valentine’s Day. Discover the magic held in Joan’s personal Valentine’s Day Cards – the inspiration for one of Australia’s most significant literary masterpieces.  

Open the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, last tour runs at 3:00pm.

Celebrating 50 years of the Victorian Heritage Register 

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Mulberry Hill, 385 Golf Links Road Langwarrin South 3911 VIC


Entry fees:
Adults $ 10, Children $ 4, Concession $ 7, Family $ 26, Members $ Free
Booking: 03 9656 9889