Welcome to Buda Historic Home & Garden

'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

Garden Room purpose built venue is available for hire all year round. Enquiries to (03)5472 1032 or email admin@budacastlemaine.org

Australian Studio Pottery

Australian Studio Pottery 1900 - 1950
17th March - 26th 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.

Special Castlemaine State Festival opening hours: 
17th to 26th March Open Daily 10am - 5pm  

Pop-up Courtyard Cafe open every day during Castlemaine State Festival 18th - 26th March 10am - 4pm 


What’s On at Buda

Castlemaine State Festival Exhibitions & Events at Buda

Including Coutyard Cafe, Exhibition and Twilight Talk ...
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Australian Studio Pottery 1900 - 1950

Early Australian art ceramics from public and private collections ...
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Twilight Talk with Alexandra Tynan - Sat 25th March

Alexandra Tynan: My Long Affair with the Doctor.....and Other Stories ...
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Sunday Arts at Buda

A quarterly event featuring a talk or performance in the stunning Buda Garden Room ...
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Buda Historic Home & Garden           Castlemaine Art Museum

Castlemaine State Festival Exhibitions & Events at Buda
Australian Studio Pottery 1900 - 1950
Twilight Talk with Alexandra Tynan - Sat 25th March
Sunday Arts at Buda
Buda News
Buda Seeking Donations
Castlemaine Icons Tour
Friends of Buda Membership


Wed to Sat 12-5pm Sun & Public Hols 10am - 5pm  


Good Friday and Christmas Day

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Buda's front gate

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