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Basel Paper Mill Museum

St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland
+41 61 225 90 90
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Hands-on museums are the best!

This place is amazing. You get in-depth explanations about papermaking, bookbinding, printing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jennifer B
Plymouth, Michigan
Lovely little place to visit on a rainy afternoon

Popped in primarily to get out of the rain... so glad I did. Very interesting place to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gemma H
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St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland
+41 61 225 90 90
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is amazing. You get in-depth explanations about papermaking, bookbinding, printing, embossing, and typesetting. Every floor offers a hands-on experience, including making your own paper and paper marbling.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in primarily to get out of the rain... so glad I did. Very interesting place to visit. Details the history of paper and writing, etc. Loved to have a go yourself bits (esp the paper painting). Gift shop was a bit lacking, but on...More

Thank Gemma H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great interactive museum about the history of paper and printing and how it Basel played a role in the distribution of printed information at the end of the middle ages. There are different interactive stations where you can make your own paper, and print a...More

Thank Sana A
Reviewed 10 August 2017

So, it looks like on a Sunday, not all the "activities" throughout the museum are staffed - or they all go to lunch at the same time. THAT was really disappointing. However, one interactive station was open and it was really interesting (although the person...More

Thank lionsandlynx
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I have spent the day yesterday at the museum with my grand sons aged 12 and 15. They were fascinated by the displays and learned a lot, and so did I. The museum covers the manufacturing of paper with middle-age technology, the invention of writting,...More

1  Thank jrb437
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I stumbled on this gem during a memorable stroll through the beautiful St Alban-Tal Quartier. Young and old will marvel at the old watermill that powers the paper factory machinery, and the gift shop has a lovely collection of decorative wrapping paper and stationery.

Thank machineryofnight88
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Great place to learn about the historic art of paper-making & even give it a try yourself. Good place for the kids, snacks available. Well worth the slight detour, nice city walls & tower nearby.

Thank Greg T
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We visited with our young daughters. While they enjoyed the hands on activities I don't think the price of admission is worth it.

Thank Orren K
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Wasn't quite sure what to expect when we arrived at this old paper mill, which had been huge industry in Basel. Surprised to find that they were still manufacturing paper from old rags (who would have thought), with original machinery driven by the water wheel...More

2  Thank Angela P
Reviewed 28 July 2017

The Paper Mill Museum takes you back to the times paper was made by hand and takes you on a long journey through the history of the most ubiquitous item.You can see various types of paper and presses, as well as different types of writing.

Thank CorporateProphet
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Michelle A
30 June 2017|
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Response from 769robertf | Reviewed this property |
Hi reservations for the Paper museum aren't required.
Poka C
10 March 2017|
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Response from nado_11 | Reviewed this property |
At the momnet the entrance is 15 SFR. The "Basler Papiermühle" has an excellent home page with the fees, opening hours etc.
30 August 2016|
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Response from Highstack | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we speak English and had no problem.