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Basel Paper Mill Museum

Open Now: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Fun, educational, and interactive.

This is a neat little museum that espouses the historical importance of paper which is something... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dennis B
Weeki Wachee, Florida
Very educating and interactive museum for all ages

From history to today every aspect of printing is mentioned. Make your own as if you are a real... read more

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

This is a neat little museum that espouses the historical importance of paper which is something you don’t think about on a day-to-day basis. No detail is missed; they even discuss toilet paper from a cultural and historical perspective. Without going into detail on this...More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From history to today every aspect of printing is mentioned. Make your own as if you are a real printer in the olden days!

Thank 740mv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although busy this paper mill provides great hands on activities and a lot of information. Aim great old printing and binding machines and the opportunity to make your own paper. Staff all spoke good English, French and German and catered demonstrations to each group. Highly...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured with a business group and had a great host through the museum. Learning lots of information- seeing how paper made and actually making some paper ourselves! Enjoyable- informative - entertaining !

Thank beechgirl2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can learn inside it for the old technic to make paper, ptinting and bookbinding. The most interesting is that you can do in the museum the same jobs by yourself.

Thank Antonis K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife encouraged me to visit the Basel paper mill -- what a marvelous place. The museum is a 'hand's on' experience where the visitor can literally make paper from raw pulp. engage is printing, writing, and gaining a new found knowledge and a keen...More

Thank Fred W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum offers the opportunity to actually make your own sheet of paper, the old fashioned way. It thoroughly covers the history of the invention and manufacture of paper, book binding and printing, and hand writing instruments. The staff are friendly, informative and gentle with...More

Thank DrAustinLouis
Reviewed October 16, 2018

If you have an interest in paper, printing, typesetting, bookbinding this museum has it all, including the fact that it is housed in an original papermaking mill. The museum provides a historic journey through all aspects of ink to paper with many stations where you...More

Thank GringaD
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

This sounds like a super lame museum but my sister-in-law and I ended up loving it. It’s informative, interesting and very hands-on. All the exhibits are in German, French and English. If you’re on the fence about this one, just go! I promise you’ll like...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

School parties are visiting here so be patient. It was fun. Hands on experiences as well as plenty of reading. If your on a budget around and about out side the museum are plenty of benches to use for eating your pack up.

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June 9, 2018|
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Response from Oleg Y | Reviewed this property |
No more than half an hour. It is very interesting and educative, ought to see. Oleg Y.
June 9, 2018|
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Response from Louise L | Reviewed this property |
As I said in my review, (May 29th) my daughter (21) and I were the first in at 11am and enjoyed the museum, most of the exhibits and a walk round the shop in an hour. Unfortunately not everything is written in English so we... More
March 5, 2018|
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Response from Leonzy | Reviewed this property |
In the little shop by the museum! £15