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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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Have you ever made your own paper? Here you can!

Best history of paper combined with action. If you have some time you can make your own paper and take it home :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Basel, Switzerland
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Basel, Switzerland
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best history of paper combined with action. If you have some time you can make your own paper and take it home :)

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is well-worth the trip. No matter if you think you are interested in paper mills, how paper is made, or the history of it, this museum presents artifacts and information in an engaging way. You can touch, read, look at pictures, watch videos, and even try your hand at printing and making your own paper. The museum is... More 

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Denver, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Had a great time making our own paper. Very interesting tour of the past and looking at an old paper mill.

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Thank Stephen F
Basel, Switzerland
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We take paper and the written word for granted. This museum shows that it wasn`t always that easy. Fun and educational for children, but also interesting for adults.

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Thank Heather G
Basel
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Make paper, write with quills, marbling, see the history of how paper came to be invented. Fascinating exhibition and charming old house with a water mill still turning outside. Just nest to the old city wall.

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Basel, Switzerland
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

When you enter the Basel paper mill you feel like you've taken a trip back in time. They go through the old style paper making and you get a chance to try it out and take your paper home.

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hurstpierpoint,
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Spent a few hours around this unusual museum and actually made a piece of paper! Seemed especially good for young children who could have hands on experience of making/doing things. Lovely restaurant next door who do lovely breakfasts/brunch. We only had coffee. Well worth a visit.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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129 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Although we began our visit to the paper mill museum with low expectations, we were more than impressed with the displays and activities we've enjoyed here. The hands on experiences are enjoyable for the little ones and for the adults too. The ticket to this attraction is 15 CHF and it includes all the workshops and all the papers/notes/paintings you... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

best parts you can work on. making your own paper, stamping using quill etc. this is still a working mill. definately worth the entry fee

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

lovely old building with the working water wheel, lovely old building and it was right out side the Alban Tor so easy to get too

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