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Connect the dots – The Levinys in Castlemaine

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.

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 Sunday April 21, you can participate in a Life Drawing session in the house and garden, with costumed life models and both a lovely morning tea and lunch. 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.

Celebrating 50 years of the Victorian Heritage Register 

Event dates

Event Details

Buda Historic Home & Garden, 42 Hunter Street, Castlemaine, Victoria

Self guided tours:12:00-4:00pm daily
Life drawing: 10:00am-3:00pm Sunday April 21
High Tea: 2:00-4:00pm Sunday May 12

Entry fees:
Adults $ 12, Children $ 5, Concession $ 10, Family $ 30
All events and prices will be on the Buda website
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
No bookings required for self guided tours. Other events require booking.