Opening Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12-5pm
Sundays and Public Holidays 10am – 5pm
CLOSED: Christmas Day, Good Friday & Extreme or Code Red fire days

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 fruit trees and native plants.

Why not book a Buda gourmet picnic hamper to be waiting for you on arrival.


Buda is a community organisation and we consider the health, wellbeing and safety of the community to be the utmost priority.

In line with Government guidance the House Museum is now closed until further notice. We will continue to monitor the guidance and keep our social media channels and website updated.

Our nursery is still open with limited hours (9.30am – 2.30pm Monday-Friday).

We are truly sorry for any inconvenience caused and we look forward to welcoming you onsite again soon.

These uncertain times are hitting the creative industries hard and present challenging circumstances. You can continue to support Buda by making a tax deductible donation so we can continue to make plans for post COVID-19.

We also encourage everyone to regularly consult the Department of Health and Human Services guidelines and recommendations or call the Australian Government Department of Health Coronavirus Information Line on 1800 020 080.

Thank you for your support and understanding during this difficult time. All of us at Buda wish you and your families good health.

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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April 2020

Buda After Dark

Buda After Dark

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A twilight tour with wine and cheese on Saturday 25thApril giving a fascinating insight into evening-life in the olden days with candles and gas lamps.

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May 2020

Anita Martess

Bustles and Bodices

May 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea including a talk on the ins and outs of women’s dress in the nineteenth century, with Anita Martess.

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November 2020

Traditional Arts Fair

Traditional Arts Fair

November 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Buda Historic Home and Garden, 42 Hunter St
CASTLEMAINE, VIC 3450 Australia
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Showcasing the Traditional, Culinary and Horticultural Arts in 2020.
See what happened in 2019. Keep an eye out as we make changes and announcements for 2020

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Nursery &
Gift Shop

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The House
& Collection

Buda historic Home and Garden acknowledges the Dja Dja Wurrung people as the traditional owners of the land on which we operate. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.