'Buda' is an authentic house and garden surviving from the gold rush era in Castlemaine Victoria. Named after Budapest by its Hungarian owner, Ernest Leviny, it was home to the creative Leviny family for 118 years and houses their significant intact collection of furniture, art works and belongings and is surrounded by an historic 1.2ha garden.
Buda is open for paid public viewing year-round, and is complemented by a full events and exhibitions program. We encourage you to visit this important piece of goldfields history, which includes an onsite Nursery and Giftshop. Buda is supported by Mount Alexander Shire Council as an important historical and cultural asset of Victoria.
Open Wed to Sat 12pm – 5pm and Sundays and Public Holidays 10am to 5pm
Our Garden Room purpose built venue is available for hire all year round. Enquiries to (03)5472 1032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Australian Studio Pottery 1900 - 1950
17th March - 28th May
An exclusive exhibition of Australian studio pottery brought together from private and public collections. Featuring a lovely selection of early Australian art ceramics including Buda’s own items collected by the Leviny daughters during the early twentieth century, such as works by Merric Boyd and Klytie Pate along with some lesser-known names who also made a significant contribution to the artform during that period.
Exhibition Tour & Floor Talk
Sunday 30th April
Private collector Greg Hill will give two floor talks focusing on his collection of early Australian pottery, and the works included in the Buda exhibition Australian Studio Pottery 1900 - 1950. Entry charge for exhibition.
RSVP Buda on 5472 1032 or email email@example.com