Visit Paimio Sanatorium on our guided tours. There are several options, duration from one to two hours.
Standard tour 1.5 h
90 € (1–6 persons).
7 or more persons 15 € / person.
Highlights tour 1 h
60 € (1–5 persons).
Only for 1-5 persons. We’ll visit as many rooms as the time allows.
Note! Guide is booked for 60 minutes. If you arrive 10 mins late, your tour will be 50 mins.
Themed tour 2 h
120 € (1–6 persons).
7 or more persons 15 € / person + 30 € single payment.
Choose theme of four different choices: Theme Tours
We do not take credit cards.
Only cash payment or invoicing (prior agreement).
Please contact us for more details.
Starting location: Paimio Sanatorium main entrance, outside
Languages: Finnish and English. With a prior notice: Swedish, German, Italian.
All tours have to be pre-booked. There is no one at the Sanatorium on stand-by.
Address: Alvar Aallontie 275, Paimio
On Sunday 17th Feb we have a public tour at 1 pm.
Start at the main entrance. Price 15 e per person. Payment in Cash or via our webshop: https://holvi.com/shop/magnimundi/
More information of the Sanatorium itself here.
In addition to our Standard tour, it is possible to book a themed tour at the Sanatorium. Choose your favourite from the themes below.
Young architects Alvar and Aino Aalto
Your guide tells you more about the ideals behind the architecture. Alvar and Aino were about 30 years old while designing Paimio Sanatorium. Why have they chosen these railings, windows or door handles for this building? What is the idea behind these various forms?
Furniture at Paimio Sanatorium
Paimio Sanatorium was finished two years before Artek – furniture company was founded. Aaltos designed all the furniture, lamps and so on for this large building. During this theme tour we concentrate on details of the furniture and talk about manufacturing. Why are there so many different chairs?
Cultural history of Sanatorium
What was is like to be a patient at Paimio Sanatorium in different decades? What was Finland like in 1930s when the Sanatorium was built and how is it reflected on the architecture? Your guide will tell you stories about how alcohol was smuggled to the Sanatorium and how people living around the Sanatorium felt about it.
Tuberculosis and its treatments
This theme concentrates on medical side of the Sanatorium history. What kind of disease is tuberculosis and how was it treated in different decades? What was it like to be a patient at Paimio Sanatorium? How architecture would help to fight this deadly disease?
Duration of a theme tour is 2 hours.
Experience Alvar Aalto’s modern masterpiece with all your senses.
Paimio Sanatorium was finished at 1933 and it functioned as tuberculosis sanatorium for decades. It is a masterpiece by Alvar Aalto. Building itself is a healing element.
On our tour you’ll get to see this wonderful architecture from inside and also furniture and lamps that were designed for this building. Sanatorium was designed to be completely functional – for patients and staff both. Even colors follow the function of the room.
All tours with the guide! Without a guide admiring the building outside is possible, but remember NOT to take any photos of the people there. You can take photos of the building, but there can’t be any people in your photos that can be even remotely identified. This rule is strict to protect families staying in Sanatorium. Inside only entrance hall is public space.
See more information about the guided tours here.
The Foundation for the Rehabilitation of Children and Young People Mannerheim League for Child Welfare started at the Paimio Sanatorium on 1st of April 2014.
The Foundation for the Rehabilitation of Children and Young People was established in 2000 by the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare. Both the League and the Foundation are non-profit-making, non-governmental organizations concerned with child welfare and child protection as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of Children and in the objectives of the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.
The Foundation’s work concentrates on children and young people with chronic illnesses, injuries or psychosocial and developmental disorders and on their families.
Contact us to arrange your visit at Paimio Sanatorium!