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Frequently asked questions

Can the museums and exhibitions be visited without a guide?

For security reasons, the museums and exhibitions are only open with a guide.
Please click here to see the audience tour schedule.
You can also book a guided tour for a private group by contacting our sales.

Are guests allowed to move around the area freely?

Guests can move around the ironworks area freely. It is a good idea to park your car in one of the designated parking spots and explore the ironworks area on foot. Take a look at the area map.
Several of the houses are in private use, so please do not enter the yards and gardens of the buildings.

Does the ironworks area have a café?

As part of the Ahlström Voyage exhibition, Café Voyage and its terrace are open during the summer season. In the spring, the café is open on Saturdays from 10.30 to 15.00.

Are there any shops in the ironworks area?

The Ahlström Voyage exhibition has a museum shop selling small textiles designed by Johanna Gullichsen. These include bags, purses, towels and bathrobes. The shop’s selection also includes art books, trays, trivets, canvas bags and postcards. The museum shop also sells the ironworks’ products such as canned game, coffee and liquorice. Noormarkku Club also sells museum shop products.

How can I visit Villa Mairea?

Audience tours and private tours are organised at Villa Mairea. It’s a good idea to book your tour well in advance. Find out more about visiting Villa Mairea.

Am I allowed to take photographs in the ironworks area?

Photographing in the area is allowed. Photographing spots are marked on the map.
If you post photos to social media, you can use hashtags # ahlstrominruukki # noormarkunruukki #ahlstrominruukki_museums
We are happy to share posts marked with these hashtags on our own channels @ahlstrominruukki

Is it okay to bring your pet to the ironworks area?

Our restaurant patrons can bring their pet to the Noormarkku Club’s summer terrace.
The Sahala guesthouse has a couple of pet rooms for hotel guests. Pets are also welcome to stay in the Liiteri suite. For accommodation bookings, the fee is €30.00 per day.
Routes for walking your dog and garbage bins for waste have been marked on the map of the area.

What kind of exercise opportunities are there in the area?

Hotel guests have access to the ironworks’ gym and its sauna. Guests will need to switch on the gym sauna by themselves. The gym can be accessed using the hotel key fob. The tennis court can be reserved at the reception desk. Hotel guests can also borrow the ironworks’ bicycles. Topographic maps of the hiking trails are available at the reception in the Noormarkku Club.
“Näsin lenkki” is an illuminated fitness track and nature trail of about 2 miles near the Koli sauna. In winter, there are ski trails in the area, as long as there is enough snow.

Where can I find the opening hours?