Opening hours
10.00 – 18.00

The Muuratsalo Experimental House is open for public 1.6. - 15.9.2024

The Experimental House is a studio and summer apartment designed by Alvar and Elissa Aalto for themselves, located on the west shore of Muuratsalo island, about 30 minutes by car from the Aalto2 museum centre. The Experimental House is in a beautiful location on the cliff of Päijänne, but still sheltered by the forest. Here, Aalto had the freedom to experiment with different materials, shapes, techniques and proportions. As a model, the villa has an ancient atrium house. Read more about the building’s stunning architecture on the website of the Alvar Aalto -foundation.

Summer 2024 guided tours

Aalto2 organizes public and private guided tours at the Muuratsalo Experimental House between June 1 and September 15, 2024, in both Finnish and English. The tour can accommodate a maximum of 15 people. The guided part of the visit lasts about 45 minutes, and after that you can tour the area on your own. Please note that the Muuratsalo Experimental House is partly accessed via a difficult forest path, so the destination is not barrier-free. Prices and tickets from the online store

Private groups and boats, only with a separate reservation. A private visit from €490 + VAT (1-15 persons) includes a non-alcoholic aperitif. Reservations for private visits:


Muuratsalo island can be reached by car, local bus or by bike. In the vicinity of the Muuratsalo Experimental House, there are several parking spaces and also a parking space for a charter bus. You will receive more detailed arrival instructions with the order confirmation. 

Visiting the Muuratsalo Experimental House and yard is only allowed with a guide.

Please note that the Muuratsalo Experimental House will undergo minor renovations in the summer of 2024. These renovations will not affect your visit.