wiurila manor

HISTORY & HERITAGE

Wiurila Manor has a long and unique history. Wiurila Manor is mentioned in historical records as early as the 15th century. At that time, Magnus Johansson till Wiorela owned the manor. Wiurila came into possession of the Armfelt family in 1787, and is still in their possession today.

Through the years and successive heirs, the Armfelt family had a great influence on Wiurila Manor. Each generation put its own stamp on its development, no more so than August Armfelt, son of Count Magnus Reinhold. During his time, Wiurila had a brick factory, sawmill, windmills, a dairy, distillery and the oldest known Finnish brewery.

Today’s Armfelt ancestors are focused on preserving Wiruila, while making it relevant for modern people. Come and explore the rich history at Wiurila!

UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE

 

The esteemed 19th century architect, Carl Ludvig Engel, was a German architect known for his Empire style. He designed many famous landmarks in Finland, including the Helsinki Cathedral and the main building of Helsinki University.

Engels was commissioned to design the façade of the agricultural and domestic wing by Magnus Reinhold Armfelt. Wiurila’s unique thick white columns are thanks to Magnus who declared Engel’s original slimmer column design “too insubstantial”. Magnus’s gusto for grandeur resulted in the proud and dominant white columns at Wiurila today. The buildings were completed 1835-45.

His father, August Philip Armfelt had previously ordered the first national architect of Finland, an Italian called Carlos Bassi, to design a new main building for Wiurila. Building work on the neoclassical mansion was completed in 1811.

ABOUT THE MANOR

Most of Wiurila Manor is open to the public, however some buildings remain private residences.

What were once animal stables and grain storage buildings now house Wiurila’s services –

The Grand Ballroom

Meeting & Dining Rooms

Bistro

Guest House

Info Centre & Shop

Horse Carriage & Home Museums

Golf Course

Art exhibitions

Private Apartments

HORSE CARRIAGE & HOME MUSEUM

Wiurila has a unique Horse Carriage and Home museum, located above the Grand Ballroom. The many carriages are from different periods in history, with most being preserved over time by the Armfelt family. The Home museum displays furniture and household goods from the Manor house, offering a special insight into daily life over the generations.

Get a glimpse into times gone by with a guided tour of the museums!

HISTORICAL EXPERIENCES

MUSEUM TOURS

Experience the history of the Wiurila Manor and many of its artefacts! Visit the unique Horse Carriage & Home museums on a guided tour.

Price 9€/person, min. 10 people

 

ARMFELT’S FOOTSTEPS

The guided tour begins in the medieval church in Halikko & the Armfelt cemetery, followed by a delicious lunch in the Grand Ballroom and a guided visit of the museums.

Price 49€/person, min. 20 people

PARKLAND TOURS

Take a tour on foot of the beautiful milieu of the surrounding parklands. Our resident nature enthusiast will guide you, explaining the trees, plants and history along the way.

Price 9€/person, min. 10 people

 

VISIT WIURILA

Bistro

The Bistro will be open to the public Friday - Sunday until the end of October 2017

Fridays - 12:00 to 18:00

Saturdays - 12:00 to 18:00

Sundays - 12:00 to 16:00

From November 2017, the Bistro will be open for groups via reservation for the winter season

Info Centre & Shop

Thursday to Saturday - 12:00 to 18:00

Sunday - 12:00 to 16:00

Other times Wiurila is open by reservation and on event days.

CONNECT WITH US

info@wiurila.fi

+358 400 121 900

 

FIND YOUR WAY

Viurilantie 126,

24910 Halikko, Finland

 

Wiurila | Viurilantie 126, 24910 Halikko | Y-tunnus 2211358-3 | +358 400 121 900 | info@wiurila.fi | www.wiurila.fi | © 2017 by Bullerobong Oy Ab