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Basel Paper Mill Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting for children and adults!

I wanted to entertain my guests (couple with a 8 years old kid), and we all loved it! There is an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Basel, Switzerland
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Lovely interactive museum

You’ll learn lots about the history of paper and printing. There are 4 floors, and you can do a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Christine N
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I wanted to entertain my guests (couple with a 8 years old kid), and we all loved it! There is an experience room, where you can learn how paper can be made out of wood or cloths and actually make it yourself (with a bit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You’ll learn lots about the history of paper and printing. There are 4 floors, and you can do a different activity on each floor, like make your own paper or try calligraphy with an old fashioned feather quill pen.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Christine N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our small children to visit the Basel Paper Mill Museum. The kids got to make their own paper and get a better understanding of the process. The museum was broken down into 3 sections which covered the history of printing along with machines...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank OliverD87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum offered alot of interactive activities (for free) along with the interesting history of making paper. At the museum paper for special occasions is still being produced manually, which can be seen when visiting it. Make sure you take enough time to visit the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 771bramc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite museums in Basel. It is located in an old mill so the house in itself is interesting with small rooms, low ceilings, narrow staircases. I learned about paper production in the old days and also the way people lived...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank gronfink
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

fun and interesting place to see for older and younger folks. Beautiful environment and a great restaurant next door.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2019

The paper mill museum is very interesting the location is not a tourist location like the art museums that are all over town but it is not a very well known museum until you are about 10 minutes from it by the Rhein the signs...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 651klemenz
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Rather unexpected but really it is! Yes I know there’s all the great art museums etc. but this one is cool and fun, full of history and hands on stuff too. Also the cafe serves amazing food.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Lesley W
Reviewed January 20, 2019

Great place to visit, opens at 11 so don't arrive early like we did. Made our own paper, printed and embossed it etc - the staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable. Interesting museum and easy access to all floors via lift. Not busy in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank bayofroses
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

This was a very educational and interesting way to spend an afternoon.... we found it well worth the entrance fee and all the workers we met were super friendly.... and a lovely coffee shop to finish it up....

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Tony C
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June 9, 2018|
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Response from Oleg Y | Reviewed this property |
No more than half an hour. It is very interesting and educative, ought to see. Oleg Y.
June 9, 2018|
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Response from Louise L | Reviewed this property |
As I said in my review, (May 29th) my daughter (21) and I were the first in at 11am and enjoyed the museum, most of the exhibits and a walk round the shop in an hour. Unfortunately not everything is written in English so we... More
March 5, 2018|
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Response from Leonzy | Reviewed this property |
In the little shop by the museum! £15