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Bayernhof Music Museum

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Address: 225 St. Charles Place, O'Hara, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Phone Number: 412-782-4231
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Wonderful music museum in a beautiful setting

We were a small group and were taken around to all the rooms and given a history of all the musical instruments and a history of each room of the beautiful house. The view is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were a small group and were taken around to all the rooms and given a history of all the musical instruments and a history of each room of the beautiful house. The view is incredible and it was so interesting to hear and see the entire museum.

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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This guy was living the life for sure. We didn't know we needed reservations and just showed up. The groups were all full but they were nice enough to still let us go. This is a must do. Please make sure to reserve a spot.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This older home is an intriguing repository for an impressive collection of old mechanical musical instruments: disc music boxes, band organs, player pianos, calliopes. Secret passageways and tunnels add to the intrigue.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Date of visit is a guess. Saw an ad for the museum and was intrigued with the idea of the musical displays. Very interesting tour and talk about the house turned museum with its indoor pool and hidden passages and of course the collection of stuff.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

While called a museum, it is really Charlie Brown's uniquely designed house with all of his music "machines" so that you feel like you are "visiting" him. As such, you do not get to linger and roam ... it is a tour. These music items include disk music boxes, Wurlitzer Military Band Organ from amusement park carousel, reproducing pianos like... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Although I've lived in the Pittsburgh area my whole life, I'd never heard about the Bayernhof Museum until a few months ago. What a hidden gem! It looks like every other house in the residential neighborhood, but once you step inside, holy cow! We didn't know where to look first! So many interesting, unusual musical instruments, collectibles, etc. And every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My family and I went to here because we had lots of time to spend in Pittsburgh. Well worth the small fee! Many interesting rooms, and hearing the stories of the man who originally owned the house was also funny and interesting. The house is very elaborate, and has some quirky features like hidden exits and a fake cave. The... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Lived in Pittsburgh all our lives and this is one place we have never visited. We called and had a reservation for a morning tour, was told it would take 2 hours. Hmmmm, would we be bored... NO!! Malcom greeted us when we rang the doorbell. Once everyone was there (about 7 in total), he enthralled us with delightful tales... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is an out of the ordinary museum in an odd location, but beautiful overlooking the Allegheny River. The amount of musical instruments is astounding and beautiful. A lovely tour. Make sure to call for reservations, there are no walk in tours. It's worth the visit.

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maryland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We originally came to see the eclectic collection of automated instruments, but what made really made this tour were the stories and the house itself. I don't want to give anything away but to give you an idea about what makes this house interesting - the owner/builder was an engineer who had money, no wife or kids to spend it... More 

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Additional Information about Bayernhof Music Museum

Address: Address: 225 St. Charles Place, O'Hara, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Phone Number: 412-782-4231
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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