Mulberry Hill

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

Please note that Mulberry Hill is currently closed.

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 Joan Lindsay.



Mulberry Hill - Planning your visit

Mulberry Hill


385 Golf Links Road
Langwarrin South 3911 VIC


Open second Sunday of the month, 11am to 4pm.
Tours on Sundays are at 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm with last admission to the house at 3pm.
Group tours available by appointment, email


Closed Christmas Day.

National Trust - 03 9656 9889 Mon-Fri
Entry Fees:

National Trust Members: Free
Adult: $10
Concession/Senior: $7
Child: $4
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $26

What we offer:

Please note:  The Peninsula Link Freeway off ramp (south bound) will be closed from mid-October through to Christmas, so please allow additional time for possible delays.

Wedding and Functions at Mulberry Hill

For weddings and function enquiries, visit the Mulberry Hill Venue Hire page or contact our National Trust team directly.

Email – or phone 9656 9817.


More information can also be found in the following brochures:

Download The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Wedding Brochure.

Download The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Functions and Venue Hire Brochure.

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