The famous Bayernhof Music Museum is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It features an enviable collection of automated music instruments from the 19th and 20th Century. A unique museum in its own right, the 19,000 square foot museum contains a large number of music boxes, other fascinating instruments and a few rare musical items as well. The building in itself provides for a fascinating journey, as guests pass from room to room, often through hidden doors and secret passages!
Bayernhof is the name of the mansion itself, which is a German styled $4.2 million project completed in 1982. There are many instruments in the museum, ranging from the small roll- played toy saxophone, to a gigantic Seeburg Pipe Organ Orchestra. However, the museum’s real treasure is some of the rarer items on show, which are very difficult to find around the world. These include the Wurlitzer Automatic Harp, and the fascinating Encore Automatic Banjo, both of which have to be seen to be believed! They also have a number of pianos, in different shapes and sizes.
- The house also contains a rooftop observatory, an indoor cave, a swimming pool with a 10-foot (3.0 m) waterfall, 10 fireplaces, eight full baths, which are all part of the private residence of Charles Brown III.
- The Bayernhof mansion provides a dramatic and picturesque overlook, situated over 500 feet above the Allegheny River Valley.
Although the mansion looks deceptively quaint, the collection it houses is amazingly impressive, especially for those who listen to music with a passion. Be sure to make the trip out to this wonderful attraction when you visit Pittsburgh.
- For guided tours: $10.00 per head.
- Guided tours from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM.
- Buses No: 1, 91, 13, 16, 17, 54, 93, 75, 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D will take you to the Bayernhof Music Museum.
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5.64% of people who visit Pittsburgh include Bayernhof Music Museum in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
60.87% of people start their Bayernhof Music Museum visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Bayernhof Music Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bayernhof Music Museum
Wow. Oh...wow. Incredible. As instructed by our tour guide, I cant say too much about this place beyond "Go!" It's unique and wildly entertaining for something I never thought I'd enjoy. My fiance, a self-proclaimed music machine aficionado, LOVED this place as well. I'll just share one non-spoilery picture...and you'll still have no idea what to expect.
This place is an awesome gem. The 2 1/2 hour tour will have you wanting more. More stories, more secrets, more music, and more surprises! I will be bringing friends and family here.
This is probably the most amazing beautiful unique museum I have ever visited! It was wonderful! I recommend that EVERYONE visit this awesome home at least once oin in their life A
This tour is full of the unexpected. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was one if my husband's favorite stops.
Several reviewers have said that the less we say, the better the experience. I'll concur. We've been to the house three times, now, and continue to look for new people who haven't been there yet (and therefore get to experience the surprise and elation when the various gems are revealed). So, go on your own, then find new people to go again. And again. Because of the nature of the place, you'll need to arrange for a visit, don't just show up.