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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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Fascinating, Personal, Intriguing!

This is a completely unique and fascinating place to visit! It is much more than just seeing the old player pianos, organs and music boxes the former owner gathered. It is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2015
WENDY L
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HAMILTON
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely house on the hill overlooking one of Pittsburgh's Rivers. This slightly dated mansion houses all kinds of musical and mechanical items so it is more than a music museum. We had a guided tour arranged by a family friend. Fun to see how a modern guy with money amused himself. A glimpse into the life of someone who knew... More 

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Thank Liz B
Columbia, South Carolina
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1,348 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 552 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

music lovers will really enjoy themselves here. A very collection of pianos and other instruments. I thought the place was well done and worth visiting.

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HAMILTON
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This is a completely unique and fascinating place to visit! It is much more than just seeing the old player pianos, organs and music boxes the former owner gathered. It is stories about this man’s life, pranks he played on his friends, secret passages built, cave in the basement etc. My husband enjoyed it from the view of mechanical ways... More 

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Thank WENDY L
West Bend, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We decided to visit this place based upon a recommendation. It is a unique experience. The owner was an eccentric collector who acquired music machines and Bavarian beer steins. The décor is an interesting mix of 1980's Americana and Germanic themes. There are a few hidden doors and just bizarre rooms, like his hidden office and board room, his observatory... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This is one of the most interesting tours you will ever take. The house itself is truly awesome and quirky. The collections of music machines, Hummels, beer steins, and any number of other things are unbelievable. Most enjoyable are the stories of Chuck (whose house this was) and all of his eccentricities. The tour is at least two hours long... More 

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Thank Kelly P
pittsburgh, pa
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Discovering the history of this unique house and it's owner was fascinating. The castle - like house, with it's many antique music machines was very educational and entertaining. The tour guide was a friend of the owner and had many interesting and funny stories to tell. After living in Pittsburgh my whole life I'm wondering why I didn't hear about... More 

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Armidale
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Arriving at the museum I was unsure what I had let myself in for, would it be a two and a half hour tour of 1970s kitsch? It was a delight in every way. The late Charles Browne III was a man who lived for pleasure. The interiors of the house are idiosyncratic to say the least, the collection of... More 

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Thank Ian S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is an amazing tour of an amazing house that you visit has if the owner had just stepped out and his cousin was showing you around. Very personal tour which portrayed the owner and his zest for life and collecting musical instrument and other curiosities. The house is picture perfect 70's and an amazement 'til the very end of... More 

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Thank 107bhl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

We went here to see and hear the music boxes, but got a whole lot more! This place was filled with '70's kitsch at a grand scale, and the house itself was clearly built by someone enamored with Hugh Hefner's circa 70's lifestyle and mansion. As other folks have said, there is a cave, a large and elaborate (and tastelessly... More 

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Thank Christian N
Naples, Florida
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56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

we had a great tour of this interesting house with even more interesting music boxes. I can say that this is the first house I have ever seen with a kitchen in the master and guest bedroom!!

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