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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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Much more than a music museum

We were reluctant to spend a sunny summer afternoon touring a museum of musical antiquity. It wasn't anything like we expected, far better! Our entertaining docent, David, a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were reluctant to spend a sunny summer afternoon touring a museum of musical antiquity. It wasn't anything like we expected, far better! Our entertaining docent, David, a personal friend/advisor of the owner, related many humorous and heartfelt tales from first hand experiences. Walking through the quirky, rambling structure complete with trapdoors, secret stairways and a bat cave was an... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was a true surprise. Our host was a friend of Mr. Brown so his stories were personal as well as informative. The tour was close to two hours but the time flew by. Although the music was the main focus, there are so many other things of interest. There are some tight winding staircases and some visitors weren't able... More 

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Newville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

When we booked this visited we focused on the self-playing musical instruments. Once we arrived and the tour started we realized that we were in for a much larger treat. The 19,000 square foot home was owned by an eccentric rich Pittsburgh business owner. After his death, his executors of his estate as outlined in his will, made his home... More 

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We drove to the museum to find it locked , but with several cars parked in the driveway. We came upon someone outside who said that tours are by appointment only. So, we had to leave without seeing the museum. My husband was very much looking forward to touring the museum and hopes to see it on another trip to... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

We had a group go for my birthday. It was interesting for all. They played many of the music boxes (some quite large). Also, the house is filled with many other unique things. Each room of this large home had many things of interest. It is best to go seeing no pictures and be surprised at all the unusual features.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Bayernhof Music Museum gives a whole new meaning to Eccentric. Another hidden surprise in Pittsburgh. The music boxes are quite remarkable and lovely to listen to. But it is the other collectibles that catch your eye. Every surface is covered, as the owner clearly loved his kitsch. The house has hidden passage ways, a cave, in door swimming pool... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very eclectic, interesting collection of music "boxes". Really cool if you are into music. Even non-music lovers will enjoy learning about the eccentric owner with his unique home, friends and lifestyle.

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Extremely interesting experience and little known piece of history. Would take the opportunity to visit this unusual place

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you like quirky places and old music machines, this is the place to see. You must call for reservations though so don't plan on just stopping in. John is a great docent. You won't be disappointed.

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New Kensington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

It's amazing that this is a hidden gem. It is a must see for the Pittsburgh area. It is set back in a residential neighborhood. The original owner was excentric but has a great collection of musical machines.

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