At the end of the 15th century, the Pernštejn family became the owner of the originally Gothic castle. At the turn of the 16th / 17th century, Přerov came into the possession of Charles the Elder of Žerotín, during which the reconstruction of the castle into a Renaissance chateau culminated. Major buildings in the interiors and exteriors of the chateau were not carried out until the first half of the 19th century by Antonín, Count Magnis, and his son Vilém. Already at the end of the 19th century, the chateau ceased to be used for housing purposes. After the establishment of Czechoslovakia, the chateau was taken over by the town of Přerov, which decided to adapt the chateau's interiors for museum expositions and depositories. The Comenius Museum was moved to the chateau in the early 1930s, which it still uses for museum purposes.