Director's Residence - 1957

Heritage Trail and Director's Residence

Embark on a journey through history with Mount Stromlo Observatory's Heritage Trail and Director's Residence.

Heritage trail

Guide yourself along the Mount Stromlo Heritage Trail. The Heritage Trail includes 11 interpretive signs which together provide a comprehensive history of Mount Stromlo Observatory, including the Director's Residence. 

The Mount Stromlo Observatory site is open to the public daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

For a map of the Heritage Trail, download the ANU Walks app, or pick up a brochure from the Visitor Centre.

Director's Residence

The original 1928 Mount Stromlo Director's Residence, once known as Observatory House, underwent stabilisation and interpretation works in 2015 after its damage in the 2003 fires.

The building is open daily from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and features innovative audiovisual displays about Mount Stromlo's history, scientific achievements and the impacts of the fire events on site.

For more information about the Director's Residence and the stabilisation and interpretation works that have been undertaken, check the University heritage webpage.