The Red Tower is Pärnu’s oldest structure. 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.


.... 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, 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, it is necessary 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.

Info and booking:
[email protected]
+372 443 3488 (during opening hours)

SA Pärnu Muuseum

+372 443 0585