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Basel Paper Mill Museum

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Neighborhood: Vorstädte
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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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There are one workshop on each floor and they are all included in the admission! The museum is quite detailed in the history of paper making, writing, printing and book making... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

There are one workshop on each floor and they are all included in the admission! The museum is quite detailed in the history of paper making, writing, printing and book making. You'll get a clear idea of how all these developed after a visit. Worth a visit!!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Unfortunately we visited on a Saturday morning, the actual museum was closed for a function, but was open at 1pm, so we only saw the outside. With its working mill wheel and the water being channeled into the Rhine there were lots of areas to look at outside which I would anticipate both adults and children would be fascinated by.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Visited this museum a year ago but still feel compelled to write a review for it, such was the enjoyment of my visit. You start out with the history of paper-making with influences from ancient Egypt and China, including what used to pass as a toilet paper before its marvellous invention. You can also see a demonstration of traditional paper-making... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

For you to get excited about this place, you gotta be obssessed with everything about paper. It allows you a hands-on experience about the old ways of making paper, producing your own paper you can bring home. the mill is run by a water wheel which makes the place quite quaint. Don't get me wrong. My wife particularly enjoyed walking... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Much for kids aged 7 - 13 to see, do and experience. Wheelchair access, cafe next door, good for a 2 hour visit. Would not recommend it for kids who like to quickly go through places or who get quickly bored. A tad out of the way (but not much), good 10 minute walk from public transport.

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Shifnal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Chance to produce own , with use of traditional fonts and type faces. plenty of history and facts, good gift shop

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We arrived in Basle on a Sunday but nevertheless, we still found it difficult to park near the river as the museum does not have its own car park and will be very difficult in the summer months. Once we paid our entrance fee, we had a sticker to enable us to come and go. There were four floors which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about Basel Paper Mill Museum

Address: Address: St Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 61 225 90 90
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Vorstädte
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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