Opening Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12-5pm
Sundays and Public Holidays 10am – 5pm
CLOSED: Christmas Day & 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.

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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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January 2020

Maladies & Medicines

January 1 @ 12:00 am - March 29 @ 5:00 pm

Health Hygiene and Remedies in the Leviny home during the Victorian and Edwardian Eras Buda House Exhibition December 2019 – March 2020 People of the Victorian era were very concerned with health issues, but the crucial links between hygiene and disease were not yet fully…

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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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The House
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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.