The Norman Lindsay Gallery at Faulconbridge is the home of the Magic Pudding and displays the work of artist and writer Norman Lindsay (1879-1969). Run by the National Trust, the sandstone cottage and landscaped grounds are open 7 days a week and there is a specialist gift shop and cafe.
Norman Lindsay (1879-1969), artist, cartoonist, and writer, came from a family that produced five artists. Lindsay left home when he was sixteen to live with his brother in Melbourne. In 1901 he moved north to make his permanent home in the Blue Mountains, working for the Bulletin in an association that lasted almost to his death.
His first novel was published in 1913, and by the 1920s he was both proficient and prolific in pen and ink drawing, etching, woodcuts, watercolours and sculpture. Lindsay rejected Christianity, and his art depicts Bohemianism and Arcadian pantheism madly admixed in a fantasy world.
As early as 1904 his work was deemed blasphemous; in 1930 his novel Redheap was banned and the following year the police proceeded against an issue of Art and Australia that showcased his art. There were many critics of Lindsay’s work but he remained popular with collectors, and Albert, the loyal but cranky The Magic Pudding from his classic children's book (1918) is still just as popular with today's younger generation.
Be sure to check out our 'Gallery Events' page to make sure you don't miss out on all the fun events and festivals taking place at the Norman Lindsay Gallery.
Forget the hassles of modern life in this charming unit set in the tranquil grounds of the Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and enjoy the evenings on the deck with a glass of wine overlooking the Blue Mountains National Park.
The Cottage has been completely refurbished with new furniture throughout plus washing machine and dryer. Perfect for the couple looking for a central location in the Blue Mountains - only 35 minutes to Katoomba or Richmond/Windsor.
The National Trust offers free access to the Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum during your stay and the Norman Lindsay Cafe is open for Lunch (and Breakfast by prior arrangement).
The award winning Lindsay's Cafe is situated within the grounds of the Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum. It is able to provide refreshments to visitors of the gallery who will enjoy their meal in the bush setting surrounding the museum.
Lindsay's Cafe is also able to cater for functions hosted by the Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and provide meals for those staying at 'The Cottage'.Lindsay's Cafe
Lindsay’s Café offers a popular and distinctly unique dining experience. You will enjoy the delightful fare prepared in the natural bushland setting of the National Trust’s Norman Lindsay Estate.
Choose your lunch from the wide selection created from locally selected fresh produce, enjoy morning and afternoon teas or simply select from our large range of freshly brewed teas and locally roasted and freshly ground coffees. Evening dining is an experience that can only be gained on this unique site. For the weekend early birds we offer a range of hearty breakfasts to start an enjoyable day. Afterward, we suggest a stroll around the grounds of the internationally listed heritage Estate or a visit to the Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum to complete your experience.
We are open seven days per week. Reservations are encouraged. We are fully licensed and therefore BYO is not permitted.
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom featuring pure luxury throughout.
Parking: Off street
Kitchen: Fully equipped
Dining: Set for two
Accommodation: 2 people (+ room for a cot)
Laundry: Washing machine/dryer
Bathroom: Shower, vanity and toilet
Linen: Doonas, pillows, sheets, pillow cases & towels supplied
Pets: Due to location in the Blue Mountains National Park, there are no pets allowed
Checking In & Out
Check-in from 2pm and check-out by 11am
Mon – Thurs: $175 per night
Fri – Sun: $220 per night