Villa Mairea was designed by Alvar and Aino Aalto and completed in August 1939. The house is located in the area of Noormarkku Works. Aaltos designed this masterpiece as a home for their friends Maire and Harry Gullichsen. Harry Gullichsen was the CEO of the family company A. Ahlström Oy. Maire Gullichsen was a collector and a patron of the arts. Her foreign art collection is placed in Villa Mairea.
Maire Gullichsen founded Mairea Foundation in 1980. The foundation preserves the cultural values of Villa Mairea. Mairea Foundation arranges guided tours and is in charge of the collections and archives in the house.
You can join a tour by making a reservation through our online booking system. The visit takes approximately one hour. Public tours can be conducted in Finnish and in English. The maximum number of people per tour is 15.
Please make a reservation for a group tour by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Groups over 15 persons will be divided into smaller groups and the tours will be conducted one after the other. While one group is inside the house, others wait outside. Outside you can look at the garden and the exterior of the building. Please make the reservation in good time. Group tours are available from Tuesday to Saturday. The house is partly in private use and tours can't be arranged at all times.
The guided tour is conducted on the ground floor. The upper floor is in private use and not accessible for public. All the handbags and backbags should be left in the cloakroom for safety reasons. Villa Mairea’s garden is private, but the visitors can see the garden on their own before or after the tour. After the tour you can do some shopping in our small museum shop.
Please arrive in time. Our tours begin at a set time.
Children are welcome to join our tours. Please notice that the children should stay calm and under their parents' supervision during the whole tour. We want all visitors to have a chance to enjoy the tour.
It’s a 300 metres walk uphill from the parking space to the house. There are also stairs inside the building. If your mobility is reduced, please contact us in advance and we'll do our best to arrange an accessible tour for you.
Taking photos or recording video during the tour is not allowed. You can take photos in Villa Mairea only if you are granted a photography permission. It’s advisable to send the request to email@example.com in good time before the intended time of the photography. The board of Mairea Foundation grants permissions mostly for selected architectural publications and research purposes. We have a price list for all photography. You can also ask for a possibility to use photos from our archives.
Senior citizen 25e
Students, Children (7-15 years) 20e
Children under 7 years free of charge
Tickets are booked and paid through our online booking system.
Adults 150e per group (1-5 persons), larger groups 30e per person
Senior citizens 150e per group (1-6 persons), larger groups 25e per person
Students 150e per group (1-7 persons), larger groups 20e per person
You can pay the visit on arrival or we can send you an invoice afterwards. We accept credit card with a chip or cash.
Public tour in English in Villa Mairea
Public tours in English will start again in summer 2022. Please book a private group tour by sending us email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please park in the marked parking area, address: Pikkukoivukuja 20. (Look for the P sign.) There is no client parking in front of the house. Please notice that there is no passage from Road 23 to Villa Mairea. Instead, the route goes through the roundabout.
It is possible to take a bus from Pori to Noormarkku. The walk from the nearest bus stop to Villa Mairea takes approx. 10 minutes.
Villa Mairea is located in the Noormarkku Works area. It's possible to book guided tours in the area. Noormarkku Club serves lunch, and they have an à la carte menu. There’s hotel accommodation in several guest houses.
Please find further information:
Ahlström Works +358 50518 3677, email@example.com, ahlstrominruukit.fi