Explore the connections of the artistic Leviny family to the places that were significant to their lives and loves in Castlemaine, in a brand new walking or driving tour. Come for a Mother’s Day afternoon tea and discover their artistic connections or attend a life drawing class.
The Australian Heritage Festival is the country’s largest community-driven celebration of heritage.
For more than 40 years the National Trust has connected the nation through the Australian Heritage Festival celebrations.
Returning in April and May with the theme Connections, the 2024 festival will celebrate the rich and diverse stories of our nation, strengthen cultural and historical ties and encourage the community to forge new bonds. It acknowledges our link to people, places and the past, and the enduring connections that will shape the future of heritage.
Buda Castlemaine is one of the few historic houses which truly bears the mark of its former owners, the Leviny family. An accredited museum, it features the original belongings and art collection of the talented Leviny’s who resided there for 118 years.
Come and visit and learn of Hungarian gold and silversmith Ernest Leviny and his five talented daughters and their Arts and Crafts influenced collection, then grab a map and explore their wider connections in the town of Castlemaine with a newly developed walking or driving tour. General Admission applies to obtain map. No bookings required.
On Mother’s Day, Sunday May 12, join us for an afternoon tea at 2pm, with a glass of bubbly and hear a special talk by Christine Lloyd on what connected the Leviny women with the artists Louie Riggall and Jessie Traill. Family, friendship, service and art all play a part. Bookings required.