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Basel Paper Mill Museum

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Neighbourhood: Vorstädte
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Address: St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland
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+41 61 225 90 90
13:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat 13:00 - 17:00

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Interesting Paper mill and building above

Went here for a coffee and a look around - made some paper the old fashioned way and got to keep it at the end - very cool. Staff were friendly and the museum of paper and... read more

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Basel, Switzerland
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24 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here for a coffee and a look around - made some paper the old fashioned way and got to keep it at the end - very cool. Staff were friendly and the museum of paper and artifacts from printing were good for an easy going museum. Price was a little on the high side although I guess on par... More 

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Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This delightful, interactive museum is a great way to learn about the history of paper and be a part of paper production. Great for kids. The staff spoke multiple languages and were wonderful teachers.

Thank Rachel K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum sophisticated and interesting history of paper making, printing and book binding. Basel was an early center for the guilds that developed these crafts in Europe. More than simply an interesting museum. It is home to artisans still using these traditional skills. There are many working models of mills and presses. Many offer a hands on opportunities. This is... More 

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Dublin, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

When kids are present, adults don't get much opportunity for hands on, but it is still an interesting museum. You can find it by going down towards the Rhine from the St Albany tour. On the way you pass a segment of the other city wall.

Thank EveSp
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We loved it here. lots to do for kids from making your own paper. to origami & marbelling. There is lovely little cafe on site also. staff were helpful & very friendly

Thank MDJ1968
Yokohama, Japan
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

this is a very good museum to visit in Basel. You will learn many things by seeing the exhibits and doing many things by yourself. I tried paper making, and compared with that experience with the Japanese paper making I experienced many, many years ago. I discussed the subject with the staff member, and he answered my questions very properly.... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This museum takes you through all aspects of paper making and book binding. A must-see for the avid reader. Many hands-on activities, including paper making, bookbinding, penmanship, marbling paper for end sheets, etc. Great experience for all ages

Thank OKfunseekers
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My nephew and I visited on Museum Night so it was pretty busy but well worth the visit. It really is a fascinating place to see...who knew that paper could be so interesting! There are several floors and plenty to see and do, including making your paper. There are examples of some of the earliest written texts and old printing... More 

Thank John B
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

I keep visiting this museum and find it amazing each time. You can make paper, learn how to write with a quill pen and then get it sealed by wax stamp. Then you can create amazing pictures as well. Staff speaks fluent English and provide all the assistance and support you might need. Love this place! Even after the 3rd... More 

Thank Ann T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit, plenty of hands on activities for the kids. The building itself is interesting enough, but combine that with a process driven narrative, from paper, to printing, to binding, and then through in the fact that they are actively using the "exhibits" to produce commercial output, and you have a great sustainable and engaging museum. The water... More 

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