Guided tour included with admission anytime between
12-3.30pm every Sunday

Welcome to Buda

Buda is an authentic goldfields villa house and garden located in Castlemaine Central 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 personal belongings.

Come to Buda and enjoy walking through the historic house where you will be transported to another era, in this Museums Australia accredited museum. Wander three acres of heritage garden featuring original plantings and structures, including the bird aviary, tennis pavilion and grape pergola, along with many original garden ornaments created by the Leviny family members.


Bus tours and large groups are welcome at Buda from Monday to Sunday, every day of the year except Good Friday and Christmas Day, by prior appointment. Tour guides provided and catering available.
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The Buda Giftshop stocks unique giftware, homewares and jewellery featuring original Leviny designs as well as art cards and craftwork produced locally.

The Buda Plant Nursery stocks heritage and drought-hardy plants as well as a variety of native plants and specially propagated plants from the Buda garden.

Why not make a day of it and have a Picnic at Buda! A viewing of this historic home of the Leviny family is a must for lovers of the Arts and Crafts movement, heritage gardens and Gold Rush architecture. A gentle stroll around the grounds could be capped off with a picnic lunch on the lawn overlooking the township or listening to the aviary birds while seated at our comfortable tables in the courtyard.

You are welcome at anytime to bring your own rug and picnic hamper, but for those travelling, or an extra special treat, why not book an exclusive Buda gourmet hamper.

Take a virtual tour

Traditional Arts Fair

The Traditional Arts Fair is back!

Sunday November 20 2022

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Kids Treasure hunt

Click above for instructions.
Also available onsite as a paper version and there’s one for under 5’s.

Looking for a venue?

The Buda Garden Room is a stunning venue for weddings, special birthday parties and celebrations.

A fully equipped space, it also functions well for workshops, seminars and multi-day conferences.

Contact our friendly team to receive our weddings package, and to discuss your needs.

Call Buda Monday to Friday 10am – 3pm on (03) 5472 1032 or

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August 2022

Books at Buda

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Books at Buda - Meet Nanette Carter and Robyn Oswald-Jacobs Frances Burke was Australia's most influential and celebrated textile designer of the 20th century. From the late 1930s to 1970,…

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September 2022

Spring Garden Ramble with Carol Henderson

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Buda Historic Home and Garden, 42 Hunter St
CASTLEMAINE, VIC 3450 Australia
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$5 – $15

Winter Garden ramble, kids planting activity and morning tea with Buda's Garden Curator.

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November 2022

2022 Traditional Arts Fair

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Buda Historic Home and Garden brings back the Traditional Arts Fair to Castlemaine on Sunday November 20th. Buda will once again showcase traditional arts, cooking and gardening in as many and…

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Gift Shop

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The House
& Collection