Lonely Planet review

Situated in a house dating from the early 18th century, this museum dedicated to Haydn was where the great composer lived from 1766 to 1778. Although the museum won’t knock your socks off unless you are an avid fan of Haydn, the collection offers an insight into his private life and has reconstructed rooms with furniture from the era to round off the Haydn experience. Original portraits cover the walls, and there are some rare exhibits such as a fortepiano that was made in Eisenstadt and a letter from Haydn’s lover to the son that he is generally believed to have sired.