Bayernhof Music Museum

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  • Address: 225 St Charles Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15215, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4127824231
  • Ticket Price: 10 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Cave, Waterfall, Observatory, Family And Kids

Bayernhof Music Museum - Review

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.

Bayernhof Music Museum Ticket Prices

  • 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 by Public Transport

  • Buses No: 1, 91, 13, 16, 17, 54, 93, 75, 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D will take you to the Bayernhof Music Museum.

Restaurants Near Bayernhof Music Museum

  • Silky Crow’s Cafe
  • C C’s Cafe
  • Gino Brothers Pizzeria
  • Little Chicago’s Pizzeria
  • Flip n Pie
  • Casa Del Sole Pizza

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TripHobo Highlights for Bayernhof Music Museum

  • Bayernhof Music Museum Address: 225 St Charles Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15215, United States
  • Bayernhof Music Museum Contact Number: +1-4127824231
  • Bayernhof Music Museum Timing: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Bayernhof Music Museum Price: 10 USD
  • Best time to visit Bayernhof Music Museum(preferred time): 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Bayernhof Music Museum: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Bayernhof Music Museum

  • 5.66% of people who visit Pittsburgh include Bayernhof Music Museum in their plan

  • 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

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95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bayernhof Music Museum

People normally club together Cathedral Of Learning and Senator John Heinz History Center while planning their visit to Bayernhof Music Museum.

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Bayernhof Music Museum, Pittsburgh Reviews

  • 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.

  • This place was a hoot! Let me start by saying we enjoyed the tour immensely. It was scheduled as a 2.5 hour tour, and we thought "its a house with music boxes, how could it take that long?" and after it was over, we felt like "aww... already?" The house is a late 1970's whimsey created by an eccentric millionaire (and by eccentric I mean part genius, part nutcase, part really nice guy). The views from the clifftop are absolutely amazing. Since the tour guide asked us to not reveal any spoilers, I can't tell you about the ██████ or the ████████. And the ████ was hilarious! But I can tell you that there are some amazing and beautiful sounding mechanical musical instruments (some are small and some are 8 feet wide and 7 feet tall). They sound great, and the stories that the guide tells are absolutely engaging. Imagine a house with a dozen wet bars, of course the stories will be interesting :-) And the owner didn't drink! If you like music or just seeing how a crackpot millionaire lived, I recommend this museum. I've been meaning to visit for years, I'm glad I went!

  • I have been on this tour several times and it's still great! It is a very unique experience and regardless of your interests, I'm sure you will enjoy it too! Also, it's a great place for a date because it's not very expensive and gives you something interesting to talk about at dinner afterward!

  • I went on a whim during my bachelors weekend party. What a crazy place and the tour guide was perfectly suited for it. Went back one more time, just to make sure it was real!

  • Disorienting, amazing, and downright eccentric. The less you know the better so please don't look at photos ahead of time. The best use of $10 for an afternoon in Pittsburgh.

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