Svartå Manor is one of the most precious manor houses in Finland
with a history of more than two hundred years.

 

Svartå Manor is one of the most precious manor houses in Finland with a history of more than two hundred years.

 

The Manor is situated about 80km west of Helsinki along the Finnish coast, in western Uusimaa in the County of Raseborg.
Today it is a museum open to the public, complete with guided tours in many languages .

The wooden Svartå Manor is nestled in one of the biggest private historical parks in Finland.
A brief telephone guide is available for visitors outside of the manor.

 

 Svartå Manor is one of the most precious manor houses in Finland with a history of more than two hundred years.

 

Svartå Manor is located in a small village named Svartå in Swedish or Mustio in Finnish.
It is one of the most precious manor houses in Finland.

It was built between 1783 and 1792 by Magnus Linder II.
The manor house is the largest non-ecclesiastic wooden buildings in Finland.
The architecture is a mix of the two styles, rococo
and neo-classicism, while the Gustavian style dominates the interior.

There are many special features in the main building including the parquet floors, including one rare floor that it is made from four kinds of wood. On the second floor there is a unique bedroom where Gustav III  and two emperors Alexander I and Alexander II of Russia have slept.

The most glorious time in Svartå Manor was during the ownership of Hjalmar Linder in the early years of the 1900's. Altogether he owned 64 000 hectares of land and one of the first cars in Finland, which he brought here in 1902.
Others famous visitors to Svartå Manor where the Swedish painter Louis Sparre and the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.



The museum in the Svartå Manor shows the long history of the place

 

The wooden castle is sitiauted in one of the biggest private historical parks in Finland.
Originally it was designed as a baroque park in 1787 but in the late 19th century
Fridolf Linder renewed the park into an English style of park.

He planted many exotic trees from all over the world, which are unusual species to Finland.
The park is now a welcome retreat for the soul with its winding paths, romantic bridges,
statues, follies and the unique water lily path over the water.
The park and the castle are situated close to the old picturesque village of Svartå,
which was an iron foundry village from the late 16th century.
Many traditional red and yellow houses are left from the times of the ironworks.

 

The museum in the Svartå Manor shows the long history of the place