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A total of 10,071 people visited the Aalto House, Alvar Aalto’s former home in Munkkiniemi, Helsinki, in 2015. That made it the biggest year ever in terms of visitor numbers. Studio Aalto – also open to the public in Munkkiniemi – received 5796 visitors during the year.

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The Aalto House. Photo: Alvar Aalto Museum / Maija Holma.

Guided tours were held in six different languages at both sites. The biggest individual national grouping was from Japan, accounting for almost a quarter of visitors. Visitor numbers are expected to remain at least at the same level in 2016 – the 80th anniversary of the completion of the house.

The first-ever Christmas market was held at Studio Aalto in 2015, attracting a lot of people. Aalto’s home and studio can also be rented for small-scale occasions and meetings, with Studio Aalto especially popular in 2015.

Apart from these two buildings, the Alvar Aalto Foundation also administers the Alvar Aalto Museum and Muuratsalo Experimental House in Jyväskylä. The Alvar Aalto Museum is open to the public all year round. It houses a permanent exhibition about Alvar Aalto and stages changing exhibitions on themes related to architecture and design. Aalto’s summer villa, the Muuratsalo Experimental House, is open to the public during the summer.

Enquiries: coordinator Hanna Pärnä,, +358 (0)40 588 1016