Buda Historic Home and Garden

Buda Historic Home and Garden, Castlemaine: Hours, Address, Buda Historic Home and Garden Reviews: 4/5

Buda Historic Home and Garden

Buda Historic Home and Garden
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Historic Sites • Gardens • Art Museums
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
'Buda' is an authentic house and garden surviving from the gold rush era in Castlemaine, Victoria, lovingly 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 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 containing original plantings and structures, including the bird aviary, tennis pavilion and outbuildings, including many original garden sculptures created by the Leviny family. Jewellery and homewares featuring Leviny designs and souvenirs and local craft are available from the Buda Giftshop. Heritage plants plus a variety of fruit trees are available from the Buda Nursery
Suggested duration
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Mark G
Melbourne, Australia1,763 contributions
Jan. 2022
Historic House whose interiors can be viewed on a daily basis at the agreed opening times. Groups have to make advance bookings.
Written 7 January 2022
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Fiona R
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
Mar. 2021
Buda is a wonderful home with an interesting history. There is an amazing display of historical artefacts, beautiful ornaments & silverware owned by the family who lived there for many years. Other exhibits often shown. The volunteers are very generous with their time & information.
Written 23 May 2021
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John S
Melbourne, Australia1,823 contributions
Jan. 2021 • Couples
Much of the house is accessible and we were given a good insight into the history of the house and family by 2 separate volunteers.
There are good descriptions in all the open rooms of their past use.
The gardens are expansive and probably in need of a little bit of love.
Written 18 January 2021
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62Mary070362
Warragul163 contributions
Jan. 2021 • Couples
What a remarkable old house with a remarkable history. It was lovely to learn about the family that lived here and that all the furniture etc is legitimate. The lady that gave us the spiel on the place was very knowledgeable. Worth a visit!
Written 14 January 2021
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Meichen2016
8505793 contributions
Jan. 2021 • Family
I am very glad i have found Buda house. It is a great educational experience for my family. Thank you for the lady who gave us some insight into this family’s life.
Written 7 January 2021
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Plastic_Biddy
Vancouver, Canada175 contributions
Nov. 2020 • Solo
The house was closed due to Covid19 but the wonderful gardens were only $5 to enter. The gardens are well laid out although there are some sloped places the might be difficult for a wheelchair. Take your time to explore - it’s worth it
Written 1 November 2020
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Lorraine L
Tarwin Lower, Australia2,328 contributions
Oct. 2020
We would have loved to have had a look through the house, just one more thing that wasn't open and not sure why. Anyway the gardens were stunning and we spent a bit of time wondering up and down the whole, large, area. We paid $5 per person for the gardens and though it was good value. The gardens are spectacular and we peeped in the windows of the house. We wanted to support this project so purchased some of their goods on the way out.
Written 23 October 2020
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ALorains
Melbourne, Australia73 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Couples
We really enjoyed our time visiting this house, learning about the family and spending time in the beautiful gardens. It was an unexpected highlight of our visit to Castlemaine.
Written 15 March 2020
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Karyn H
7 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Visited this place yesterday and feel paying 12 dollars per person entry fee and having to wear hospital type shoe covers was a bitter disappointment. Would not recommend the place.
Written 6 February 2020
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Bunburyoz
Melbourne, Australia575 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Friends
I always enjoy house museums. Whether grand mansions or humble cottages, they tell the story of how it was not a fantasy version but the real deal.

This was my first visit to Buda, named after the original owner’s hometown of Budapest but it won’t be my last. A very helpful and knowledgeable volunteer took our entry fee (around $12 I think - totally not much!) and told us some of the Leviny family story and what to look out for.

A time capsule of the Arts and Craft movement this house is the story of two generations of family, children, love, art and life.

The grounds provide a broader context for the house and you leave feeling like you’ve visited some fascinating friends that you really don’t see often enough.

❤️ this place!
Written 31 January 2020
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