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.
Entrance Ticket Details For Bayernhof Music Museum
- For guided tours: $10.00 per head.
Bayernhof Music Museum Hours
- Guided tours from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM.
How to Reach Bayernhof Music Museum
- 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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5.54% 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
Bayernhof Music Museum Reviews & Ratings
Jim is a great tour guide. This is a fascinating place for stories and character. The music machines aren't spoken to as much as I'd have liked, but they are all wonderful
My grandson and I loved it... especially Jim the tour guide he was very well informed very funny very likeable made it very interesting for us I would recommend it highly to anyone
What an amazing treasure just minutes from Pittsburgh and the tour guide was fantastic. If you have a few hours you must see this museum.
Love this place. Admission is cheap. Tour guide was exceptional. Very intresting place.
Fantastic view of city, music box collection is exquisite. The guide was very knowledgable and pleasant