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Bayernhof Museum

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Address: 225 Saint Charles Pl, O'Hara Township, PA 15215-1463
Phone Number:
+1 412-782-4231
02:00 - 04:30
10:00 - 00:30
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Mon 10:00 - 00:30
Mon - Tue 14:00 - 16:30
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 12:30
Wed 14:00 - 04:30
Thu 14:00 - 16:30
Fri 02:00 - 04:30
10:00 - 00:30
Sat 10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 16:30

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Great find in PITTSBURGH

Please move this listing back to Pittsburgh!!! Having it in O'hara is like listing the Statue of Liberty outside of New York City because it's on Ellis Island. The Bayernhof is a... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2016
Patty L
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Please move this listing back to Pittsburgh!!! Having it in O'hara is like listing the Statue of Liberty outside of New York City because it's on Ellis Island. The Bayernhof is a major Pittsburgh aattraction!

3 Thank Patty L
Bakersfield, California
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The 2.5 hour home tour of eccentric Charles B. Brown, III's music museum was interesting and most entertaining! It has many levels and secret passageways within it's 19,000 square feet. Between seeing and hearing many small and large classic and unique music playing machines, of varying types of music, and seeing the fantastic view of the Allegheny River it was... More 

1 Thank Gotbookscat
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Situated high on a hill overlooking the Pittsburgh Zoo, this mansion is filled with interesting musical machines. Every room has unique music boxes that still play, as well as fantastic views of Pittsburgh out the glass walls in the back of the house. Just when you though you had seen everything, a new stairway or turn would take you to... More 

1 Thank Laura A
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I visited the Bayernhof with 4 friends- one was my age (60+) and the others were all under 30. We all have an interest in history/architecture/music. Everyone enjoyed the entire experience- there's nothing else like it in Pittsburgh (or anywhere else!). You do have to plan in advance, as the tours are by reservation only. Definitely worth doing! There are... More 

1 Thank birvin3883
Chicago, Illinois
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280 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

First, let's start off with some pertinent information. The tour takes approximately 2 hours, maybe a bit more. You NEED to reserve a spot ahead of time. You pay $10 at the END of the tour. It's a twisty, lots-of-turns drive to get there (GPS helped a lot in this case!). I went with my boyfriend and 2 friends and... More 

Thank jahhp
Erie, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Atop a high cliff with a breath-taking view overlooking the greater Pittsburgh area, the mansion reveals few of its surprises from the outside. Built by Charles Brown, a delightfully eccentric millionaire in the 1980's who employed not an architect, but an imaginative young teenager to custom design each space according to Brown's particular idiosyncracies, the mansion features loads of quirky... More 

Thank jozalerie1
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

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 

Thank AegeanTraveler100
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 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 

1 Thank Eric R
Deerfield Beach, Florida
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105 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 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 

2 Thank Zunitalks
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 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.

1 Thank nitin-the-moti

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