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April 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - May 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

Buda’s specialist tour guides will bring to life the story of the remarkable Leviny family with a series of specially designed themed tours that will present anecdotes of gold, family life, the Arts and Crafts movement and Buda’s Australian Arts collection.

Named after Budapest by its Hungarian owner, Ernest Leviny, Buda was home to the creative family for 118 years. Following in his footsteps, five of his daughters were extraordinarily artistic and Buda houses their significant intact collection of furniture, art works and personal belongings. Themed tours will explore their works, their lives and influences and the collection. A special after dark Lamplight Tour will give a fascinating insight into evenings spent by candles and gas lamps, and tours will also tell the story of goldsmith Ernest Leviny and life on the goldfields. Play the Buda Garden Treasure Hunt app for kids and finally a Twilight Jazz event will make for a special evening in Buda’s Garden room and formal garden.

Saturday 17th April 6pmBuda After Dark / Wine and CheeseKerry Anderson
Sunday 18th April11amA Golden Opportunity: Ernest Leviny’s Story Chris Wheat
Saturday 24th April11amMakers and Collectors
The Arts and Crafts Movement and the influence on the Leviny Daughters
House Curator Lauretta Zilles
Saturday 1st May11amA Happy Family:
Childhood memories growing up at Buda (Through the eyes of the Leviny Children)
Margaret Callister
Saturday 1st May5pmTwilight Jazz with barThe Chonk Trio
Sunday 2nd May11amLevinys and Gold: Living amongst the MinesClive Willman
Sunday 23rd May11amArt Influences and Influencers: A Focus on the Buda Art CollectionChris Lloyd

Stories of Buda. A series of specially themed tours and after dark exclusive events exploring the life and times of the extraordinary Leviny family through 118 years of makers and collectors, Arts and Crafts and creative family life

The Australian Heritage Festival is bringing people together from across the country, from all walks of life, and for those who have enjoyed discovering heritage for a long time or are just taking their first steps to do so. Join us. Celebrate heritage and culture through ceremony, song and dance, performance art, talks and tours.


Buda After Dark


Ernest Leviny

Hand-coloured print by Margaret Preston


April 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
May 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm