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Basel Paper Mill Museum

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Address: St Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 61 225 90 90
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Very nice Hands-on museum

We liked that each floor is covering different stages of a book history. From paper manufacturing to writing, printing and binding with hands-on activities in each section and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We liked that each floor is covering different stages of a book history. From paper manufacturing to writing, printing and binding with hands-on activities in each section and passionate people explaining each step.

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March, Cambs, England
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

excellent museum. I made my own paper, did some printing and Marbelling. Good price especially with Basel card.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

lovely location and acceptable food. very slow service. the food is overpriced. but it is worth a visit...

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If you have some extra time when staying in Basel, do visit this out of the way museum, especially with children. It is a very interesting place, full of charm and at the end, you get to make your own paper. A different museum experience, in a lovely central district.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

As the Paper Mill Museum makes you very aware of, paper touches our lives everyday. This multi-story exhibit housed in a still functioning paper mill is a fascinating living museum. A great place for all ages.

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Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is a well hidden gem in Basel. Everyone speaks English and is very helpful. I don't think its appropriate for my 3 yr old but my older two (8 & 9 yrs old) had an amazing time. Its education and fun. I recommend it for families with children 5 & up.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I had a dual recommendation for this as well as having seen it on tripadvisor. The museum is in a working papermill complete with waterwheel. Set on four levels the museum takes you through the story of paper, how it is made and how it is used. On each level there is an activity for you to try, and for... More 

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Fascinating museum with lots of hands on activities for all ages. Information in English as well as German. Really helpful and friendly staff.

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We arrived that the kitchen was about to close, but they quickly found an alternative that made me and my kids happy - relaxed, friendly atmosphere with home made food

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A great visit with our three children (6/8/12 years) lots of hands on activities including papermaking, embossing, printing and marbleizing. Interesting info from invention of alphabet to modern computing. Signage in German, French and English. People working there spoke English.

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