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'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...more
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42 Hunter St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
All reviews old house talented family on display worth a visit nice house national treasure original furnishings dining room great volunteers some tlc late spring great insight the kitchen run by volunteers local history gold rush for sale
Decided to tour this house while passing through Castlemaine and glad we did, as it presented a very interesting slice of early Australian history and an insight into this very talented family. The daughters were all very artistic and talented, and they were very lucky...More
Enjoyed our visit to this family home. There are a couple f audio and visual films that bring the family alive. Wonderful exhibits and examples of the talent this family had.
Wish we could have visited the garden in spring to see it in bloom....More
A nice snippet of history retained in the homestead and extensive gardens. May appeal more to older visitors. Good to visit in spring with all the masses of blooms throughout the gardens. While not amazing, it is a pleasant way to absorb a little more...More
Check opening times before going. A very interesting tour of the house and gardens, all lovingly looked after by volunteers and well worth the look into our past history.
The gardens would be best in late Spring.
This is lovely. Run really well, lots of info available. Clean, tidy, great volunteers. So lovely to see this home still looking nearly as it did when family lived there. Gardens are beautiful. Would visit again and highly recommend for all ages. well done
The old house was built by a Hungarian owner who came from Budapest the capital of Hungary. Budapest is made up of 2 towns one on eac side of te Danube River called Buda and Pest
They are linked by te Elizabet bridge held together...More
A self guided tour through Buda is most worthwhile with lots of original features on display. The family story is also quite interesting.
The garden was most impressive. We were there in mid winter so there wasn't a great deal of colour. However it is...More
Buda has its early 20th century art deco pieces still in place. Made by the talented women in the family the decorative metalwork, embroidery, painting and furniture is a treat. A smallish home packed with beautiful artwork leaves you saturated in the art deco period....More
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Sorry I've been away and didn't see your question in time. But if you're there now and checking TripAdvisor, then the answer is 'yes' it's worth a visit. This was the home of an extremely interesting family and the... More
Sorry I've been away and didn't see your question in time. But if you're there now and checking TripAdvisor, then the answer is 'yes' it's worth a visit. This was the home of an extremely interesting family and the presentation is great. I can't remember the cost, but I don't think it was high.