We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Esplanaadi tn 10, Parnu 80014, Estonia
Phone Number:
+372 443 0772
09:00 - 19:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

When visiting the art galleries of Parnu, you can always rely on the Museum...

When visiting the art galleries of Parnu, you can always rely on the Museum of New Art to surprise you with its exhibitions of modern art. The museum’s collection contains more than 400 works, and more than 1200 documentaries are kept in its videotheque. Established by Mark Soosaar, the art centre is extremely important in the cultural life of Parnu.Did you know...?*The international exhibition of nudes known as 'Man and Woman' has become a tradition at the museum*The Parnu Film Festival, at which international documentaries compete with each other and new Estonian documentaries are premiered, has been held more than twenty times

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 35 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
  • 0
  • 1
Great initiative and interesting exhibitions

The Museum of New Art is an initiative by one person mostly who is keen to introduce new art to people and visitors of Pärnu. The museum is located in the previous headquarters of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2016
Parnu, Estonia
Add Photo Write a Review

35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 20: English reviews
Level Contributor
86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

The present exhibits are on the "art of collecting"... the director of the museum , Mark Sossaar was our personal guide, which made the experience so much more enjoyable...please do not miss this beautiful exhibition hall in Parnu.

Thank markhenry1
Parnu, Estonia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The Museum of New Art is an initiative by one person mostly who is keen to introduce new art to people and visitors of Pärnu. The museum is located in the previous headquarters of Communist Party and represents socialist architecture. Some pieces of art stress this heritage. Museum itself is not large but exhibits always an interesting selection of arts... More 

Thank EleMerike
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the Mees & Naine exhibtion, which is to my understanding a recurring art exhibtion with nude motif. The exhibition was well curated and had very interesting pieces of art with quite a variety of techniques. The museum itself is quite old in style and until you get to the exhibiton area itself, one can get a bit suspicious... More 

Thank Lavael
Level Contributor
898 reviews
466 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The exhibition we saw were great. They were also hosting a film festival but they couldn't tell us if English subtitles were available...but he modern art work on display were great and worth an hour stop

1 Thank thelonious22
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
185 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Interesting artwork (we visited while the nude art exhibition was on) which takes the unusual theme to offer reflections on the human condition. Some of the work feels a little dated, but still this a good site.

1 Thank cuccir
Level Contributor
94 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This is the next art exhibition of the seria "Man and woman". Quite interesting for art lovers. There you can see the nakid man and woman. This art is not for children.

1 Thank Piia E
Tallinn, Estonia
Level Contributor
79 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Very unusual attitude to human's nude body could be discovered from this museum. I am not a fan of modern art, but some pieces were OK.

Thank Vladimir S
Sunbury, Australia
Level Contributor
160 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

Im not into modern art really so this was not my favorite attractions but if you like and understand modern art it has some interesting exhibitions, The exhibition on when I visited was of naked men and women

Thank Helen552259
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

We visited the Pärnu Uue Kunsti Muuseum in July 2012 and now again in July 2015. The museum's annual Mees & Naine (Man & Woman) exhibition was once again interesting. The admission fee was around 3 euros. Their versatile museum shop is one of my favourite museum shops in Estonia. Would recommend!

2 Thank Susa S
Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Of course this is not a Rijksmuseum or Gemäldegalerie. It is a very small, 30-40 minutes province museum that has still strong fragrances of soviet times. But it is so cute. I visited 22nd nude art show Man and Women: Wild Strawberries. It was very well built up. You could see quite a palette of art and emotions- sensuality, depression,... More 

1 Thank Kristel M

Travellers who viewed Museum of New Art also viewed

Parnu, Parnu County
Parnu, Parnu County

Been to Museum of New Art? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Museum of New Art staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?