About Pärnu Museum

About Pärnu Museum

11,000 years of history – ’Experiences from times long past’

Pärnu Museum´s permanent exhibition provides an overview of 11,000 years of history in Pärnu County through exciting exhibits and displays that introduce the life and conditions of the various eras. The main exhibit shows local developments from Neolithic times right up to the late 1980s, and includes a mini-cinema showing archival films.

The institution's pride and joy is the so-called 'Stone Age Madonna'. At more than 8000 years old, it is the oldest known human-shaped sculpture in the Scandinavia and Baltic Sea area. Other star attractions include a fragment of a 14th-century merchant ship and a glass floor that lets you look down onto archaeological remnants of one of the town's historic gates,  which let through all the people and goods from New Pärnu port to the Hanseatic city.

In addition, Museum Café offers taste treats from the past as well as modern dishes and beverages. Café offers meals for groups, as well as the possibility of warm communication for the people. Museum Shop welcomes visitors with an abundant and distinctive selection of merchandise. 

Welcome to Pärnu Museum!

Spring Exhibitions

 18 March – 31 May 2017

Exhibition „Love. Motifs in Art from the 16th to the Early 20th Century“ is created by the Kadriorg Art Museum

Love is an eternal and universal topic, which has concerned and will continue to concern everyone. Works of art displayed at the exhibition reveal the various types of love: physical and spiritual, caring and forbidden.

Metamorphosis. Butterflies in bloom.

An exhibition dedicated to butterflies, where, for the first time, the Pärnu Museum will exhibit the butterfly collection of renowned zoologist and entomologist Aleksei Linnik. The exhibition is supplemented by artist Aleksei Gordin’s butterfly collection and nature photographer Remo Savisaar’s photos.

Opening hours

Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

June-August: 10:00-18.30

Closed on public holidays:
February 24 -Independence Day
14 April - Good Friday
16 April - Easter Sunday
1 May - May Day

Closed three hours earlier:
February 23

Admission prices

Permanent exhibition

Adults 4 EUR
Pupils 2 EUR
Family ticket 10 EUR
(1-2 adults + children)
Pensioner 3 EUR
Student 3 EUR
ISIC card holder 3 EUR

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Contact us

Pärnu Museum
Aida 3
80010, Pärnu

Telephone: (+372) 44 33 231
E-mail: info@parnumuuseum.ee