Wiurila Manor Museum
Situated close by Halikko Bay, Wiurila Manor and its complex of out buildings, designed by famed architect C. L. Engel in the 19th century, remains today one of the most elegant country manor estates in Finland.
Wiurila provides dignified, atmospheric and comfortable meeting rooms and crystal decorated banquet hall, as well as museums, Café Hilda, golf club, shop and a hostel. This rural idyll is the perfect setting for the popular and challenging, scenic 18 hole golf course, suitable for both beginners and those more experienced, and is known for its wide and diverse fairways. There is also a pro shop in the club, and Café Hilda is open to golfers during the day (at other times it opens by appointment).
In the idyllic attic of the household centre you can become acquainted with horse-drawn vehicles of the neighbouring area since the 18th century. In the museum there are 19 wagons and 7 sleighs: small pony carriages and grand wagons, impressive hunting carts and slender sleighs. Harnesses and other wagon equipment together with the reconstructed manor smithy are also on display. The Manor Museum presents old photos and household utensils, and is connected with the Wagon Museum.
Visitors may also request guided museum tours, for a minimum of 10 people, which finish with a stop in the museum shop where there is a fine selection of handicrafts, gift items and souvenirs available.
Wiurila Hostel is situated on the first floor of the golf club building, where comfortable accommodation is provided for travellers and golfers alike. The hostel has four romantic and atmospheric double rooms with bath, a single room, and a cosy lobby with a well-equipped kitchen corner.
Wiurila’s stables offer a variety of riding experiences, boasting a large indoor arena and an outdoor paddock.
Shop is open 5.6-17.8.2014 wed-sun 12-17 , sat 12-16