Pärnu Museum

Pärnu, Estonia

Pärnu Museum exhibits the 11,000 years of Pärnu City and County history from the mid-Stone Age through the present. There's also a recreated Soviet-furnished room to remind of the more recent past.

The museum was found by Pernauer Alterthumforschende Gesellschaft. On that time, the museum's goals were to study, present and preserve local history. In 1909, the museum was moved to the building at the address Elevandi Street 7.

In September 1944, the building burned down. The collections were severely damaged. In 1944, the museum moved to the building at the address Aia Street 4. Nowadays, the museum is located at Aida Street 3.

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Aia 4, Pärnu, Estonia
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Details

Founded: 1895
Category: Industrial sites in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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