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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Obscura Day 2016: Musical Wonders at the Bayernhof Mansion

Explore an extensive collection of rare and unusual musical instruments in the former mansion home of an eccentric billionaire.

Tour an eccentric mansion museum, home to an impressive collection of rare and automatic instruments.

Charles B. "Chuck" Brown III was an avid private collector of antique automatic musical instrument players, early jukeboxes, phonographs, and music boxes. When he died in 1999, he willed that his mansion become a museum, sharing his incredible collection with the public through pre-arranged tours.

This Obscura Day, join us for a curator-led tour of the Bayernhof Museum's extensive collection of unusual instruments, including reproducing pianos and a Wurlitzer 125 Military Band Organ. Brown's eccentric taste is reflected throughout the mansion, which in addition to housing hundreds of musical instruments also contains secret passages, a gigantic pool surrounded with greenery, and a wine cellar made to look like a cave!

Saturday, April 16; 10:00am - 12:30pm
Ticket Cost: $10.00

Bayernhof Museum

225 Saint Charles Place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15215

Restrictions: Attendees must be 12+ years of age; the museum contains many stairs and is therefore not handicap accessible.

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