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Bayernhof Music Museum

225 St. Charles Pl., Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Bayernhof Museum

Bayernhof Museum.

Photo credit: By Daderot (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Bayernhof Music Museum features a major collection of automated musical instruments from the 19th and 20th centuries. It is housed in German-style mansion sited on an 18-acre (73,000 m), dramatic overlook some 540 feet (160 m) above the Allegheny River Valley. The 19,000-square-foot (1,800 m) house includes a rooftop observatory, an indoor cave, a swimming pool with a 10-foot (3.0 m) waterfall, 10 fireplaces, eight full baths, three powder rooms, and three full-size kitchens as well as a completely restored copper still.

The collection includes a Wurlitzer Military Band Organ, Aeolian Orchestrelle, Seeburg Pipe Organ Orchestra (used to accompany silent films), Multiphone jukebox (made between 1905 and 1908), coin-operated fortune teller, mechanical "bird box" and numerous music boxes. Tours are by appointment only.

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