Kauttua Ironworks is built around an iron and paper industry dating back more than 330 years. In addition to the ironworks area itself, visitors can explore the local architecture, exhibitions, cafés, and restaurants. Come and experience the historic atmosphere for yourself!
In summer, the area hosts a wide range of exhibitions and the Tallinmäki square is a busy event venue.
The area is known for its many layers of architecture, from the red ochre of the ironworks to the modernism of Alvar Aalto. The most famous Aalto site is the Terassitalo building built in 1938, which you can explore via an exhibition space. Other buildings designed by Aalto in the ironworks village include a sauna and laundry building and the Villa Aalto accommodation. The Ironworks have been designated as a built cultural heritage site of national significance by the Finnish Heritage Agency. Learn more about the history of the Ironworks here.
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Dive into the fascinating history of the Ironworks through captivating stories and awe-inspiring facts, see the most interesting places and get the latest tips with a local guide. Our guides will help you to get the most out of your visit to the Ironworks. Travel Guides are authorised by the Federation of Finnish Tourist Guide Associations. We provide guides for groups to order. Guided tours can be customised to your wishes. Our most popular guided tours are tours of Terassitalo and walking tours of the Ironworks. In summer, we organise guided tours that are open for anyone to join.
Groups to order, the times of open guided tours will be announced separately
+358 50 377 5245
The interior of Terassitalo is used as a space for changing exhibitions. Terassitalo is one of Aalto’s most significant works. Aalto was commissioned to design zoning and complementary construction in the Kauttua Ironworks area. The first building in the area to be completed was the “stairless block of flats” known as Terassitalo in 1938. Southern Satakunta Travel Guides (Alasatakunnan oppaat ry) organise tours of the exhibition space and other sites in the Ironworks area. Tel. +358 (0)50 377 5245 / Kaisa Repo.
Sat 11.00am-3.00pm (closed on public holidays and Jan-Feb). Open from Tue-Sun 11.00am-5.00pm during the summer season (closed at Midsummer). At other times, group guides are available by agreement.
Alvar Aallontie 4, asunto 3, Kauttua
+358 44 422 4828
Hotel Kauttua is a spacious option for families or groups of friends. The small apartment hotel is located by the historical Ironworks area, and the Ironworks with its cafés, restaurants, museums, and boutique shops are all within walking distance. The building dates back to the 1940s and was originally used as a gatekeeper’s home. The hotel has two bedrooms with televisions, a living room and a well-stocked kitchen, where you’ll find everything you need to cook, and a breakfast basket is available to order. Pets are also welcome. The yard has camera surveillance and heated parking spaces.
Luvalahdentie 1, 27500 Kauttua (pihan perällä)
+358 41 503 7688
The sauna by the river is an unforgettable experience for architecture and design enthusiasts. Enjoy lunch and the delicious local treats from the café, relax in the steam of the sauna, shop in the Design store in the old laundry building, and stay overnight. Throw a memorable family celebration or hold an inspiring meeting in a cosy and inviting atmosphere set against the backdrop of Aalto’s architecture and the idyllic scenery. The Jokisauna river sauna designed by Aino and Alvar Aalto is Finland’s only sauna and laundry building designed by Aalto that is available for public use.
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Sepäntie 1 27500 Kauttua
+358 40 715 3505
Built in 1802, Kauttua Manor is a high-quality hotel and restaurant. Spend unforgettable moments with us on your business or leisure trip and stay overnight in historic surroundings while enjoying all modern comforts. Our 18 hotel rooms can accommodate around 30 guests. We also operate as a venue for celebrations and meetings all year round, with our large hall and beautiful cabinet rooms providing a fantastic setting for private functions and events.
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Sepäntie 3, 27500 Kauttua
+358 10 340 7700
Pehtoori Flea Market is located in the idyllic milieu of Kauttua. Come and find treasures and everyday goods!
Mon closed, Tues-Fri 10.00am-6.00pm, Sat 10.00am-3.00pm, Sun 11.00am-3.00pm
Tehtaantie 35, 27500 Kauttua
+358 40 7718555
An interior design shop selling local delicacies in Café Ruukin Sydän. The shop sells product ranges designed by the entrepreneur themselves, such as home textiles, serving trays, chopping boards, mugs, and soaps. The products highlight the local crafts, cuisine, and dialect. You can also have your own photograph put on a tray or chopping board. The shop also sells jewellery, textiles, gifts, and paper products designed by a range of designers, mostly from Finland.
The delicacies area stocks a wide range of teas, coffee from a micro-roastery and a range of hand-crafted sweets and other treats.
Open at the same time as Café Ruukin Sydän, plus by agreement.
Sepäntie 4, 27500 Kauttua
+358 40 5165319
A small but ambitious local amateur theatre that offers theatre experiences and hobbies for people of all ages. The summer theatre is in the immediate vicinity of the Ironworks. A covered and numbered auditorium with backrests. Teatteritalo Pläkki in Eura also offers a venue for various events outside of the summer theatre season.
In summer 2022, Pyhäjärvi Theatre presents Lännen pelurit, a country music-packed comedy about a time when a certain Finnish village turned into the Wild West. Directed by Juha Svahn, script by Virve Mattila.
Performances in summer 2022 from 16 June to 8 July. Open by agreement outside of opening hours.
Vohlastentie 1, 27500 Kauttua
+358 50 372 4098
Rantalan Sauna, previously a sauna for officials, is located at the Ironworks on the banks of the Eura river. The sauna was designed by architect Kristian Gullichsen, who was greatly influenced by Alvar Aalto, for whom Gullichsen worked as an apprentice at the start of his career. The sauna features the same kind of stepped structure as used in the Terassitalo building designed by Aalto.
The facilities are available to lease. There are 2 saunas, and each can accommodate around 10 people. The well-stocked kitchen has tableware for 20 people. You may bring your own food and drink.
Subject to agreement
Tammensillantie 2 27500 Kauttua
+358 50 557 3982
Ruukin Sydän is a lovely café selling freshly baked sweet and savoury treats to take away or enjoy in the cosy café or outside on the patio amid beautiful scenery.
The Ironworks info point displays information about what the entire area has to offer. The high-quality Punainen talli and Villa Pellava stores, interior design and craft products, and a boutique selling local delicacies. The idyllic meeting and celebration facilities surrounded by beautiful scenery provide a fantastic setting for unforgettable events.
Sat-Sun 12 noon-4.00pm. In summer: 13.6.-13.8.2023 Tues-Fri 12 noon-6.00pm and Sat-Sun 12 noon-4.00pm. Plus subject to agreement.
Sepäntie 4, 27500 Kauttua
+358 400 699 755
Leasing of the Terassitalo building and Sepäntie properties.
Large and small properties available to let. For more information, please contact: Ruukki-Invest Oy/ Juha Pertola
Subject to agreement
+358 500 123 406
0500 123 406
Artist Ilona Auramaa’s atelier is located in the Alvar Aalto´s Terassitalo. In addition to colourful paintings, she also sells unique earrings, ceramics, and cards. She welcomes visitors to her atelier to shop or simply to spend a moment relaxing among the art.
4.5. - 29.5. Sat and Sun 11.00am-5.00pm. 11.6.- 31.7. Tues-Sun 11.00am-5.00pm. Also open during Ironworks events and subject to agreement.
Alvar Allontie 4 asunto 5, 27500 Kauttua
+358 45 6132646
A small jeweller’s workshop in the old Ahlström stone barn, housing a smith’s workshop,shop, and gallery. The workshop produces small pieces of jewellery, primarilyfrom silver. I also design and create unique and individual pieces of jewellery/artwork to order and for exhibitions. The jewellery is also sold inthe Ruukin Sydän shop.
Jeweller Annaleena Soini’s workspace is approximately one kilometre from the Ironworks info point. The same building is also home to the Pehtoori Flea Market.
Open from 6. June to 13 July on weekdays 11.00am-5.00pm, exceptions possible. Open subject to agreement outside of opening hours.
Tehtaantie 35 27500 Kauttua
+358 50 5863885
Villa Majatalot offers accommodation services all year round. There is a popular family room and several double rooms. Bicycles and a rowing boat are also available to hire. Tel. +358 (0)40 543 8636 or +358 (0)40 543 7253
Subject to agreement
Falckintie 1 27500 Kauttua
+358 40 543 8636