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.
Guided tours in Villa Mairea begin in May, in accordance with local pandemic restrictions.
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 10.
Please make a reservation for a group tour by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Groups over 10 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.
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
Children under 15-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
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.
Noormarkku Club serves lunch, and they have an à la carte menu. Groups are asked to make reservations in advance.
There’s hotel accommodation in several guest houses in the area and different possibilities for arranging meetings and parties. It’s also possible to book guided tours in the area, e.g. in the Ahlström Voyage exhibition. Different outdoor activities are available as well.
Please find further information and make your booking here:
Ahlström Works +358 50518 3677, firstname.lastname@example.org, ahlstrominruukit.fi