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Basel Paper Mill Museum

St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland
+41 61 225 90 90
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Something a bit different!

This isn't something you see very often, which is typical of Basel, lots of unusual... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stuart M
via mobile
Nice local attraction

Very much worth a visit. Make your own paper the tradtional way. The building is very impressive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Enrika C
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Basel, Switzerland
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St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland
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+41 61 225 90 90
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This isn't something you see very often, which is typical of Basel, lots of unusual attractions. Its a intresting tour, which feels more suited to kids, but still good non the less.

Thank Stuart M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very much worth a visit. Make your own paper the tradtional way. The building is very impressive and the location is also special.

Thank Enrika C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great mix of technique and history, of hands on experiences and of reading parts. The restaurant also deserves praise!

Thank garca72
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum. Lots for both adults and children to do. Thoroughly enjoyable few hours spent exploring the different rooms

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Have been several times. Love taking my children here, though toddlers are difficult to manage with all the machines and grabbing opportunities. take your baby carrier if you use such a thing (although there's a lift it's confusing and there are tight spaces for the...More

Thank Fizgee
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

When we first arrived it was so, but so cold - seven degrees below zero - but the sun was shinning. The path til the museum is just beautiful; the wheel was frozen with ice all over. The lady at the museum shop was very...More

1  Thank HMFM12
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

I'd been staying in Basel several weeks before I actually paid to go through this museum. It's terrific with hands on activities for all. You can get close up to all sorts of printing tools and the historic displays are excellent. I highly recommend going,...More

3  Thank 2acorns
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This is by far one of the best museum in Switzerland. I am a regular visitor with my students to whom the world of printing and paper and its importance in Europe and beyond is perfectly - in every sendse - explained. The students are...More

1  Thank MarkusB129
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This is an actual working paper mill where you can see how paper is made and learn about the history of paper, printing, books etc. Very interesting and good for children with hands-on activities.

1  Thank RebeccaHTraveller
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

The paper mill is one of the main attractions in the city therefore it is likely you will visit. It is a very interesting process to see & there is a well stocked shop in which to buy some souvenirs.

Thank Starkin
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sedomerego
5 March 2018|
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Response from Leonzy | Reviewed this property |
In the little shop by the museum! £15
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sedomerego
5 March 2018|
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Response from Cahurricane | Reviewed this property |
I purchased tickets at the museum gift shop. It’s well worth your time and money.
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Linda K
9 November 2017|
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Response from dirk m | Reviewed this property |
You will be just fine, all the staff I met spoke English.
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