Masku municipality

Welcome to Masku!

You have found us online, but hopefully you will come and visit us in person as well. But until that happens, you will find all the useful information about us below.

Getting here

We are easy to find. Located just north of the regional capital Turku, and next to Naantali, you can get here in a number of ways. Public transportation is of course available, the highway no. 8 is an option if you travel by car, and during the summer we strongly recommend hopping on a bicycle.


Our current population is just a little over 9500. When you spread that over 200 square kilometers, the words densely populated do not apply, even if you take out the lakes and sea areas from the total.



Officially the municipality was founded in 1870. The history goes back several hundred years before that.Pope Gregory IX donated land to perishes in 1232, and that is the oldest reference known. If you can find something dating before that, please let us know.

2009 was a significant year for us, bringing together three formerly independent municipalities, when Masku, Lemu and Askainen were consolidated.

A marine climate dominates in western parts of the municipality, and forests dominate the eastern parts. There are 62 islands, of which Livonsaari Island is almost half of Masku’s land area.

The beaches formed in the rubble holes are also known as “Masku’s Riviera” with clean ground water. There are also beaches by the sea with sauna for free or for rent.

Outdoor actvities such as frisbee golf, fishing, bird watching, picking berries and mushrooms available on beautiful hiking trails and playing on the excellent 27-hole golf course Kankaisten Golf is absolutely a must for golfers.

There are three medieval churches, Masku, Lemu and Askainen and two castle/manors Louhisaari (Villnäs) and  Kankainen (Kankas) in the municipality.

Historical persons from Masku are Hemminki Maskulainen and the Marshal of Finland, Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim.

Tourist Information

Maarit Lindström
Tel. +358 50 3248 519

Contact information

Masku Municipality office

Address: Keskuskaari 3, Masku
Tel. +358 2 4388 200
Personal e-mail: first name.last

Open: Mo-Fri 9–16

Municipality Director

Arto Oikarinen tel. +358 44 7388 300

Financial and Personnel Manager

Jenni Sipilä tel. +358 44 7388 320

Director of Education

Pekka Karenmaa tel. +358 44 7388 301
Schools in Masku (Primary and Secondary school), education etc.


Outi Suvila tel. +358 44 7388 380

Director of early childhood education

Hanna Rousku tel. +358 44 7388 355
Children’s day care

Planner of sports and fitness activities

Hanna Pennanen tel. +35844 7388 242
Services providing a general framework for sports and fitness
Sports facilities and equipment
Sports and fitness for groups with special needs

Coordinator of youth activities

Jatta Ihaksi tel. +358 40 8327 801
Outreach youthwork
Coordination and leading youth leisure activities
Preventive work against substance abuse
Youth with special needs activities

Technical and Environmental Services Manager

Kimmo Thessler tel. +358 44 7388 250
Water supply
Building inspections
Parks, playgrounds
Environmental protection
Land use, measurements and map-matters
Properties owned by the municipality – maintenance and building