Water tower of Raadi Manor

NARVA MAANTEE T178, Vahi alevik, Tartu vald, Tartu maakond


The water tower of Raadi Manor dates back to the 19th century. In ancient times, the tower housed the manor clock, which let the manor workers know it was time for lunch. After World War II, the building was used by the Soviet army and was restored in 2002.

Inside the water tower is an exhibition of the Estonian National Museum. Visiting the photo exhibition Raadi Through the Ages, which runs along the floors of the water tower, offers not only historical knowledge but also enchanting views of the cosy Raadi Manor Park.

The exhibition is open by reservation and a visit to the water tower can be ordered together with the guided tour of the Estonian National Museum 'Raadi Manor Park Tour'.

Times and prices
Open all year round

Is open advance bookings only

Features and amenities
  • Food and drinks

Getting there

You can park your car in the A parking lot of the Estonian National Museum. When arriving by bus, exit at the Eesti Rahva Muuseum stop (bus No. 7). The water tower is located in Raadi Manor Park.

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Eesti Rahva Muuseumi
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A very interesting place worth the visit

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