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Bayernhof Music Museum

225 St. Charles Place, O'Hara, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
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Ranked #23 of 91 attractions in Pittsburgh
Type: Museums
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

You may not admire the Hummel figurines, the plastic flowers, the indoor waterfall, the imitation rococo clocks, the custom-made stained glass skylight, a bear-sized Nipper, Chuck's style of entertaining, or perhaps music machines bore you, but you have to admire Mr. Charles B.Brown, III's single-minded ambition and vision to create something memorable for when he is long gone. This was... More

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Central Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband and I visited the Bayernhof Museum on Friday, June 20, 2014, while visiting Pittsburgh for a long weekend. This museum was by far our favorite Pittsburgh attraction! Not only was it well worth our money ($10/person for a 2.5 hour tour), but it was fun and fascinating. Neither my husband or I are particularly interested in music machines,... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

One of my favorite sites in Pittsburgh. Gotta love the guy with way too much money that builds a ridiculous house. Secret passages, word decor, more wet bats than you can count, this one's got it all!

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Taylors, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The Bayernhof Music Museum is truly a hidden gem that one must discover when visiting Pittsburgh. We discovered this museum in an on-line search and decided to give it a viewing. Loving music and gadgets, this seemed like a place made for my wife and I. We were not disappointed, point of fact, we could have stayed longer. The vintage... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

You will not be disappointed! This is the home of an eccentric millionaire who not only collected music machines he collected all things German. The tour was 3 hours long and I would go back there was so much to see you have to go more than once to take it all in. The home has the most beautiful view... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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57 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is simply not to be missed. Dave, Chuck's friend and attorney for decades served as the docent. When we made reservations (a must and only on weekdays) he said the tour took about 3 hours. I thought "oh my" but it was the quickest 3 hours I've ever spent. Dave regaled us with amazing Charlie Brown stories and topped... More

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Don't let the word music museum think it is only about musical pieces, it is filled with various collections, from German steins, porcelain pieces, etc. This once lived in home overlooking the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, PA is outstanding. I spend 3 plus hours there and could of spent more time, there is so much to see - very eclectic... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

A fantastic insight into the last 20 years of Chuck Brown and his musical machine collection. Dave was great with his first hand knowledge of Mr. Brown. My wife and I really enjoyed our afternoon at the Museum. We look forward to bringing friends and family.

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37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I grew up not far from this place but had no idea it was there. If you like unusual houses and/or amazing machines, this museum is worth a stop; if you like music, you'll like it even more. The Apple map application guided us there; I don't think we would have found it otherwise - it is in a residential... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

If you are looking for a museum that is truly off the beaten path, then plan a visit here.The tour guide gives you all of the intimate details of the man who collected these instruments from around the world.

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