The Red Tower of Pärnu holds the story of medieval Uus-Pärnu and the tower itself. However, navigating the narrow medieval tower with a group on your own can be quite challenging, and some of the stories it hides might be overlooked.
Museum workers and certified guides of the Red Tower are here to tell you its stories and help you to get around. We recommend to book a guided tour, which can be tailored to your group’s time preferences and interests.
During a tour in the Red Tower, the tower is open to your group only. We kindly ask you to arrive on time.
The tower can hold approximately 20 people at a time, so for groups of 21-40, we recommend to book a parallel tour in the city (for an additional fee of 25 €). It is also possible to arrive in parts.
For children’s groups, we kindly ask to bring one adult chaperone for every 9 children.
WELCOME TO THE RED TOWER!
A tour introducing the Red Tower. For adults and children 9 or older.
No. of participants: up to 40 people
Duration: 30-60 minutes (depending on the group’s size and preferences)
30 € per group (30-minute tour / group of max. 20 people),
50 € per group (60-minute tour / group of 21-40 people)
+ admission fees for tower attendance.
We will examine the model of the Red Tower to get acquainted with the
tower’s history and
construction, and take a peek at the medieval items on display.
We will also give a brief overview of how the medieval town of Uus-Pärnu developed, and watch the animation 'In the Red Tower through 15,000 years' about the history of the region.
WALLS AND TOWERS
A tour introducing the medieval town of Uus-Pärnu and the Red Tower. For adults and children aged 9 and older
No. of participants: up to 20 people ( by prior arrangement for children’s groups the group can be larger)
Duration: 60-75 minutes
Fee: 50€ / group + admission fees for tower attendance
We will examine the model of Uus-Pärnu and learn about
the development, size, location and the most important buildings of the
We will speak a bit about what life was like in a medieval town and tell some real-life stories. After that, we will use the model of the Red Tower to get acquainted with the tower’s history and construction.
We will also attend the panoramic cinema, of course, and watch the animation 'In the Red Tower through 15,000 years' about the history of the region.
A walk in the medieval town. For adults and children aged 9 and older
Duration: 1.5 hours (of which approx. 1 hour is the tour).
No. of participants: up to 20 people (by prior arrangement for children’s groups)
Fee: 50 € / group + admission fees for tower attendance
The walking tour in the city introduces the medieval Uus-Pärnu. The erstwhile Hanseatic town is not noticeable in the modern cityscape, since most of the historical city centre was destroyed in World War II. The only surviving medieval building is the Red Tower, which used to stand in the southeastern corner of the city wall. Nevertheless, many street names, markings of wall elements and locatsions of former buildings can give us some idea of the bygone Uus-Pärnu (New-Pärnu).
The tour begins either in the courtyard of the Red Tower or in front of the main building of Pärnu Museum (Aida 3), and ends with a session in the panoramic cinema of the tower.
Booking and information:
+372 443 3488 (during opening hours)