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Museo della Carta

Via delle Cartiere 23, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
39 089 83 04 561
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Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in Amalfi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We entered what we thought was the front of the museum, and we were right. However when you enter, you enter into the gift shop, which is the start and end of tours. Which we didn't know, that you had to have a guided tour... we assumed that you could just wander through yourself. There was no signage advising that... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is one of the oldest paper mills in Europe and was still producing hand made paper (commercially) until the middle of the twentieth century. It's a fascinating tour (just over half an hour) and you can buy some beautiful hand made paper at the end.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

A lovely little place to go! Its about a 20 minute walk up from the main square but a must see. Its a great little place, and the tour is really interesting. There is a shop attached to the papermill where you can buy things made from Amalfi paper. The walk there is uphill but its not a steep hill... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This museum is an authentic paper mill from hundreds of years ago and, during the tour, one learns an enormous amount about how paper was made in the Middle Ages out of cloth scraps. There is a wonderful shop in the front of the museum in which to buy writing implements and fine paper of various types. I discovered a... More

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The whole tour takes maybe 40 minutes, which is just long enough. There are very cool, old mechanisms of the paper mill, and then there are beautiful cards for sale in the gift shop. Especially nice on a cloudy day....

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My fiance and I stopped in the Museo della Carta on a rainy day in October and really enjoyed it! I can be highly picky when it comes to museums where I can't touch things, but this place was great... We learned the history of handmade paper and I even got to help make some with the tour guide. Worth... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This is a long walk up the hill from the dock, but worth it to see how paper was made Way Back. Unfortunately, we got there 30 minutes before closing, so the only thing open was the small front museum and gift shop. In the high season (or perhaps whenever) they appear to actually make paper the Old Way, in... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

It's a bit of a walk up the hill to the paper museum but it is well worth the trip. We went with their group tour and found it incredibly educational and the museum features native English speakers. It's very fascinating to learn about how paper has influenced every part of our history and the importance it played in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

For four euros per person you can take a 20-30 minute tour of this 13th century paper mill with an English-speaking guide. You see the machinery, the tools, and the processes used throughout the centuries. The company still makes paper today but not at this site and, according to our guide, their primary customer is the Vatican. The museum and... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

In visiting Amalfi the tour guide spoke of a museum some 20/25 minutes up a hill. We decided to go to the museum prior to having lunch/visiting the cathedral. The good news is that the journey only took about 15 minutes (maximum) and the museum was well worth a visit. For 4 Euros per person a guide took a group... More

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