Dear visitors! Until 31.03.2023 WE ARE OPEN Thu-Sun10.00-17.00 Exept National Holidays*
Exceptional opening hours in December and January: 10.-11.12 we are open 10.00-14.00 12.-16.12 we are booked 17.-18.12 we are open 10.00-14.00 21.-22.12 we are open 10.00.17.00 23.-26.12 we are closed 27.-30.12 we are open 10.00-17.00 31.12- 2.01 we are closed 3.-8.01 we are open 10.00-17.00
The Red Tower is Pärnu’s oldest surviving structure and has a
fascinating history. Built in the early 15th century, the corner tower of the city wall was both a fortification and a prison. The outer and inner walls of the stone tower were covered with red bricks, thereby inspiring the tower’s name.
Since November 2020, the tower houses a museum. In this fascinating building you can now get acquainted with the architecture of this ancient tower and the medieval town of New-Pärnu. In the Red Tower’s panorama cinema you can watch the animated film Merciless and Merciful History. In the Red Tower through 15,000 years, which introduces Pärnu’s history. You will see how the surroundings of the city have changed and developed since the Ice Age, and find yourselves experiencing a series of symbolic and exciting historical events.
The ticket includes a panoramic cinema session and, if desired, a short introduction to the Red Tower by a museum employee. If your group is comprised of more than 10 people, we recommend to make a reservation. It would also be helpful to order aguided tour to supplement your visit (30-50 EUR per group depending on the group size and preferences ).
Pupils, ISIC, ITIC and IYTC card holders, pensioners
Family (1-2 adults + minor children from the same family)
The Tower’s courtyard gallery has exhibition stands with information about local history. The gallery is free to attend whenever the gates are open.
In the yard, you will also find an oversized modern copy of a Mill Game board, which you can play for free. We kindly ask you to return the game pieces to the boxes after you have finished.
Please also notice that...
... the courtyard of the Red Tower can be accessed through the gate on Hommiku street. When the gate is open, you will be able to see the tower - feel free to enter.
... since only a limited number of visitors can stay in our small tower at a time, it might happen that you you may have to wait a while before you can enter. In order to avoid waiting, we recommend to buy your tickets in advance. Since only a limited number of visitors can stay in our small tower at a time, please take into account that the purchased ticket allows you to stay in the Red Tower for up to 30 minutes at a time.
... if your group is comprised of more than 10 people, we recommend to make a reservation. It would also be helpful to order a guided tour to supplement your visit.
.. unfortunately, the architecture of our medieval tower significantly restricts accessibility. Before buying your ticket, please make sure that narrow and steep stairs and high thresholds will not create an obstacle for making a visit to the Red Tower.
... we may be closed on Public Holidays: January 1 - New Year February 24 - Independence Day April 15 - Good Friday April 17 - Easter Sunday May 23 - Whitsunday June 23 - Victory Day June 24 - Midsummer Day August 20 - Day of Restoration of Independence December 24 - Christmas Eve December 25 - Christmas Day December 26 - Christmas, Boxing Day
... we may be closed or closed three hours earlier: February 23 March 24 and 26 April 30 June 22 August 19 December 23 and 31
Information and guided tours: firstname.lastname@example.org +372 443 3488 (during opening hours)