The Norman Lindsay Gallery is located at what is know known as “Springwood" in the Blue Mountains a short drive from Sydney. The house was constructed during the 1890's for Francis Foy a major Sydney retailer. Originally Foy had named the property "Maryville" and he also commissioned a dry-stone wall at the front of the property.
In 1912 Norman Lindsay and Rose Soady, who would soon become his second wife purchased the property and re-named the estate "Springwood". It was at this time that the property began to evolve into what we see today.
Norman himself built the retaining walls and Roman style gardens. He planted many of trees that have now flourished as well as several bathing pools and a variety of sculptures, fountains and urns dotted throughout the gardens. Norman Lindsay lived at Springwood until his death at the age of 90 in 1969.
Following his death the property was acquired by the National Trust and has been open to the general public since the early 1970's. There is a variety of original works on display at the Norman Lindsay Gallery which he bequeathed following his death. Original watercolours, oil painted, sculptures, and model ships are all on display as well as some interesting characters from the Magic Pudding .
Be sure to also take some time to discover the 40 acres of gardens which include the remains of the large swimming ponds as well as some very impressive sculptures.
The Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum is located in the popular and very touristic Blue Mountains region of New South Wales at 14 Norman Lindsay Crescent, Faulconbridge
To get there visitors can travel by train to Springwood train station and then taxi or bus (approx 5km’s) to the Norman Lindsay Galley and Museum. There is a bus that departs from opposite the station at 11.10am on weekdays only and then from the gallery at 2:40pm back to the station.
If you are taking the train from Sydney head to the country platform at Central Station and look for a train heading to Springwood, Katoomba, Mt Victoria or Lithgow. Travelling time is approximately 1hr 25mins.
The Norman Lindsay Gallery is currently open from 10.00am to 4.00pm daily with the exception of Christmas day when it is closed.