Bayernhof Music Museum

Bayernhof Music Museum features a major collection of automated musical instruments from the 19th and 20th centuries.[1] Located six miles (10 km) northeast of downtown Pittsburgh in the suburb of O'Hara Township, Pennsylvania, it is housed in a German-style mansion sited on an 18-acre (73,000 m2) dramatic overlook some 540 feet (160 m) above the Allegheny River Valley.

Bayernhof Music Museum

Bayernhof is the name of the mansion itself, a $4.2 million project completed in 1982 as a private residence by Charles Brown III (1935–1999), founder and CEO of Gas-Lite Manufacturing Company in Pittsburgh. The 19,000-square-foot (1,800 m2) house includes a rooftop observatory, an indoor cave, a swimming pool with a 10-foot (3.0 m) waterfall, ten fireplaces, eight full baths, three powder rooms, three full-size kitchens as well as a completely restored copper still.

The museum was a directive of Mr. Brown's will, and it opened to the public in 2004.

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  1. ^ Machosky, Michael (June 7, 2013). "Attractions pack big ideas in small museums around Pittsburgh". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved September 22, 2013.

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Coordinates: 40°29′54″N 79°54′57″W / 40.4984°N 79.9159°W / 40.4984; -79.9159