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Bayernhof Music Museum

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Address: 225 Saint Charles Pl, O'Hara, Pittsburgh, PA 15215-1463
Phone Number: 412-782-4231
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Great value for an afternoon's entertainment.

I can't say enough about this hidden gem of Pittsburgh. First, it's only $10, and it's the tour is over 2 and a half hours! It's a lot better than going to a movie for that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2016
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Pittsburgh
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the house of a former executive who had 250 identical shirts he wore when he was still working! This tells a lot about this guy's tastes and imagination. The house itself is grand and well kept. he had a penchant of collecting, especially musical instruments. The house has a few secrets, the presentation is fun. It is an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I can't say enough about this hidden gem of Pittsburgh. First, it's only $10, and it's the tour is over 2 and a half hours! It's a lot better than going to a movie for that price. It's really a three-in-one experience. You learn about a very interesting eccentric millionaire through some entertaining stories. These stories help you to understand... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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104 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Bayernhof Museum is a large collection of mechanical music devices that date back to the late 1880s. The "museum" is unconventional in that everything is housed in a very large home - everything is displayed in situ such that you can walk up to every piece and inspect it as you wish. You must have an appointment to tour the... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Master pieces of mechanical instruments! As a mechanical engineer, I am enchanted beyond imagination. The variety, the precision, the imagination of creators!! Few hundreds of instruments, juke boxes, organs working on mechanical linkages. What surprises me is that it is barely frequented. Thanks a lot to late Charles Brown for show casing his antique collections for public.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Our family of six (4 boys 19,18,17,12) all LOVED our private tour with Jim. What a great docent! He has stories about Charles Brown that will keep you asking for more! The musical instrumental inventions were what attracted us to this museum originally, but the tour was so much more! LOTS of history, stories, surprises...around every turn. My boys loved... More 

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to take a last minute tour of Bayernhof Museum recently. It is hard to put into words how eclectic this museum is. James was a great tour guide and was able to 'transport' us back to when Charles Brown was alive and well. So many surprises and so much to see that I can't wait to... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

I "went in blind" on this one, vaguely thinking we've hear/try stuffy old music instruments. We got a lot more than that. Like tours of Newport RI Mansions, you see how the owner lived (rather well) and are treated to numerous mechanical music players of varying age. A real treat, spiced up with surprises throughout the house. Different, and fun.

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

This is rare find, not only do you get to visit a unique property, you discover a neat music museum and stories and personal history. Reservations are necessary, just visit their web site for info. Groups are from a max or 12 to 2 only. Wow, this is a winner, unique and special. The Curator James is a great host.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

This 2hr 30 min guided tour is by appointment only, and limited to 12 people. The impressive collection of music boxes may be the stated content of the museum, but the stories of the man and the house tour are just as entertaining. Do not plan on finishing quickly. Plan on savoring the entire two and a half hour glimpse... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

This place is hidden in a affluent neighborhood north of Pittsburgh. The history and musical antiques are amazing and each room of this mansion is unique. Our tour guide was very informative and entertaining.

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