The Nationality Rooms
The Nationality Rooms
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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  • kerrman
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania137 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time very educational
    Great place to go. The Cathedral is impressive. Over 35 rooms of various countries. We went on our own at our own pace no guide. Great artwork, beautiful doors, murals, ceilings. Very educational. went to the 36th floor great view city
    Visited April 2023
    Written 24 April 2023
  • ElvisAndrus
    Arlington, Texas820 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic
    I love that the building exists, I love the idea of the nationality rooms and I love the way they are both used and displayed. You cannot see them without a tour, so if you want to see them book a tour!!! We lucked into one as I had misunderstood the instructions. We had a student who had clearly put in a few years as a guide but he may have lost in freshness he more than compensated with by his knowledge and appreciation. I love the fact that they are still used as classrooms and you can actually choose to take a class based on location. The grand hall makes you feel like you are in a 13th c cathedral which is impressive in itself. I believe the tour is usually if not always comprised by a selection of 13 of the 31 rooms. I was delightfully surprised (and not ready) for the openness to requests for each one. The detail, the beauty, the history, the authenticity all shone on us all. Questions were welcomed but the brief discriptions covered a lot of ground. Probably a richer experience for people with an academic bent or love of one or more of the countries but it is really worth it. There are lots of other places nearby in a nice neighbourhood, you could spend two to three days 'round here no problem.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 1 May 2023
  • Mike M
    Chicago, Illinois15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic gem in the heart of Pittsburgh
    Loved everything about this. Except the Japanese room was closed due to some minor water damage, but what can you do? The building itself is beautiful and the rooms were really fantastic. Our tour guide did a great job explaining each room we went into. We were able to see 6 rooms in the hour and a half we spent on the tour. Would love to come back again and explore more of the rooms.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Mary G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nationality and Heritage Rooms Highlight Tour
    We went on the Nationality and Heritage Rooms Highlight Tour. Our tour guide was Emily. She is a student at the University of Pittsburgh. This was Emily’s first tour. Emily did an excellent job. She was very welcoming and engaging. We toured a good number of the different rooms and Emily was very knowledgeable about the culture and traditions of each. She took her time and thoroughly answered all of our questions. It was an extremely interesting and wonderful tour. I would highly recommend this tour.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 November 2023
  • Alejandra E
    Belmont, California3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss visiting the rooms. You will be surprised!
    This is worth seeing and completely unexpected. The rooms are impressively decorated by individual from different countries to show their customs and culture. Each room transports you to a different time or place. Our tour guide was exceptional. Full of energy and excited to tell us about each room.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 November 2023
  • Goal All 50
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical and beautiful architecture and decor!
    Beautiful architecture! Each room is unique and decorated with materials from the sponsoring nation. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and ansked our group which rooms we were most interested in seeing. It was wonderful to see the rooms decorated for the holidays! Recommend the 90 min tour to optimize the number of rooms you are able to visit.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 December 2023
  • Sarah K
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do when visiting Pitt
    A must do when visiting the University of Pittsburgh! John is such a knowledgable guide, he really makes the experience. I hope to see all of the rooms somtime, might come back for the open house in December.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 February 2024
  • TLiutkus
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thirty Minute Tour on March 20.
    My wife and I took in the 30 minute tour of the Nationality rooms and the tour was very informative. In hindsight, a 90 minute tour would not have been too long as the time went by fast. Our tour guide provided great background to the rooms we were able to visit and only one actually had a class in it so we could not visit that room. She was very thorough and very interesting. The classrooms are so impressive. Our advice it take the 90 minute tour.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 March 2024
  • Lynne T
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom186 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour and so much to see
    We visited during the Easter break but Lectures were still on. The guide did her best to show us as many rooms as she could and we returned to some rooms after the tour, once classes had finished. It was very interesting, and such a novel idea, to have rooms for different countries. Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. We have been to Pittsburgh a few times, but did not know about this place. I would definitely go again, as there is so much to see.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 March 2024
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Lynne T
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We visited during the Easter break but Lectures were still on. The guide did her best to show us as many rooms as she could and we returned to some rooms after the tour, once classes had finished. It was very interesting, and such a novel idea, to have rooms for different countries. Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. We have been to Pittsburgh a few times, but did not know about this place. I would definitely go again, as there is so much to see.
Written 31 March 2024
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Jennifer L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The tour was organized and very informative. The rooms are amazing . Shane (out tour guide ) was excellent, very professional, knew his stuff and was charming and funny . We will certainly be back
Written 31 March 2024
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TLiutkus
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
My wife and I took in the 30 minute tour of the Nationality rooms and the tour was very informative. In hindsight, a 90 minute tour would not have been too long as the time went by fast. Our tour guide provided great background to the rooms we were able to visit and only one actually had a class in it so we could not visit that room. She was very thorough and very interesting. The classrooms are so impressive. Our advice it take the 90 minute tour.
Written 21 March 2024
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Lenore B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Such an enjoyable and informative tour, I went back with friends and family. Casey was my guide the first time and his wealth of knowledge and humor made it the incredible experience that it was, so much so that I requested him for my most recent tour.
Written 18 February 2024
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Sarah K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
A must do when visiting the University of Pittsburgh! John is such a knowledgable guide, he really makes the experience. I hope to see all of the rooms somtime, might come back for the open house in December.
Written 4 February 2024
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Goal All 50
Pittsburgh, PA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Beautiful architecture! Each room is unique and decorated with materials from the sponsoring nation. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and ansked our group which rooms we were most interested in seeing. It was wonderful to see the rooms decorated for the holidays! Recommend the 90 min tour to optimize the number of rooms you are able to visit.
Written 21 December 2023
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Alejandra E
Belmont, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
This is worth seeing and completely unexpected. The rooms are impressively decorated by individual from different countries to show their customs and culture. Each room transports you to a different time or place. Our tour guide was exceptional. Full of energy and excited to tell us about each room.
Written 29 November 2023
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Mary G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
We went on the Nationality and Heritage Rooms Highlight Tour. Our tour guide was Emily. She is a student at the University of Pittsburgh. This was Emily’s first tour. Emily did an excellent job. She was very welcoming and engaging. We toured a good number of the different rooms and Emily was very knowledgeable about the culture and traditions of each. She took her time and thoroughly answered all of our questions. It was an extremely interesting and wonderful tour. I would highly recommend this tour.

Written 13 November 2023
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Travel826765
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
I highly recommend the 90 minute tour. Our guide was enthusiastic, informative and engaging. The rooms are beautiful and the history behind them interesting.
Written 29 October 2023
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Expedition650357
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Had a great tour!!! So interesting. Our tour guide was excellent too!! A must see when in Pittsburgh
Written 27 October 2023
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