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Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking

500 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5714
+1 404-894-6663
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Most interesting specialty museum I have visited

We stumbled on this museum on the Georgia Tech campus dedicated to the history and technology of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Coach1957
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Tallahassee, Florida
Niche Museum but Great if you Like History, Technology, and Manufacturing

This is a small, niche museum. Close to main highway on the Georgia Tech campus. Free. There... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Trek-Always
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking is an internationally renowned resource on the history of paper and paper technology. In addition to more than 2,000 books, the museum features a remarkable collection of over 10,000 watermarks, papers, tools, machines, and manuscripts. The museum's mission is to collect, preserve, increase and disseminate knowledge about papermaking - past, present and future. Located in the Renewable Bioproducts Institute at Georgia Tech, the museum's exhibits feature Hunter's historic collection, tools from the early industrialization of papermaking, environmental issues related to papermaking, and changing gallery spaces.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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500 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5714
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+1 404-894-6663
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled on this museum on the Georgia Tech campus dedicated to the history and technology of papermaking and thought it was worth a quick visit. Upon entering the building, we were warmly welcomed by the docent Mary (she is fantastic!) who explained the contents...More

Thank Coach1957
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a small, niche museum. Close to main highway on the Georgia Tech campus. Free. There is a long, important history to paper and printing, and the impacts it had on the world are enormous. This is a well presented exhibit of that history....More

3  Thank Trek-Always
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

First,the place is free. It has excellent information about paper, its origins and its technology. I love to learn so I liked the experience. It's recommended, specially with kids.

Thank Iberkis
Reviewed 28 April 2015

The history of papermaking is very beautifully depicted in this museum on the Georgia Tech campus. Many priceless artifacts from around the world are on display, as well very clear depictions of the process. Actual antiques as well as models are used. I suggest you...More

4  Thank erbunny
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Paper, one of the most ubiquitous products today has a long and storied past starting in China before the birth of Christ. This little museum walks you through that history with amazing examples of paper from around the world and throughout the last two thousand...More

4  Thank Ellen L
Reviewed 16 November 2013

Took a group of Girl Scout Cadettes (middle school age) to a Book Artist badge workshop. Virginia was very willing to work with us to find a good time and day to hold the class. The girls were very attentive to the instruction. We did...More

2  Thank AtlantaClaire
Reviewed 14 February 2013

Unfortunately, the main museum was closed for remodeling, but we enjoyed the section that was open. It told the story of papermaking in the US, and showed the way it was made originally, then how each successive inovation changed the process. Good for people who...More

2  Thank Debora_R_25
Reviewed 22 November 2012

This is a small, free admission, museum on the Georgia Tech campus covering the history and technology of all aspects of making paper. All the exhibits are well done. Off the beaten path, but easily accessible by car or bus. Unfortunately not open on weekends.

2  Thank To-King
Reviewed 29 August 2009

why noy visit the wiliams museum of papermaking the bestof it s kind in the country for free and take in the campus of georgia tech home of the ramblin wreck--the atlanta cvb is not ging to promote tis free attraction-

4  Thank doctoriragruber
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