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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
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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One of the best museums ever!

We visited the Basel Paper Mill Museum during our brief trip to Basel and were so impressed that we wish we had had more time to spend there. The museum details the history of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Morris, Minnesota
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Morris, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Basel Paper Mill Museum during our brief trip to Basel and were so impressed that we wish we had had more time to spend there. The museum details the history of paper making, book making, writing, almost any and everything associated with paper. It is a wonderful museum for children and young people because almost every part... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited having read the reviews and glad we did. The hands on activities are great even for a couple of adults. We made sheets of paper from pulp which was very interesting and the staff were very friendly and informative. We also did marbling. You could probably spend one to two hours here.

Thank ethrell2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved seeing the process of making paper from cotton rags, fantastic that those 'machines' are still in use. Loved getting to make my own print with one of the presses.

Thank Marie R
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun to do the hands on activities including making a sheet of paper. Learned about Basel's history in printing as well.

Thank michaelrneilson
Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Paper Mill Museum is my family's favourite museum in Basel. There are many hands-on experiences from making paper to binding books that my kids enjoyed. The museum exhibits are well presented and document the history of paper with wonderful examples from various periods. It's a wonderful way to spend a rainy afternoon in Basel.

Thank Mark R
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Now I know what you're thinking because I thought the same when I saw it rated so highly on Tripadvisor, how great can a paper museum be?! Turns out...frikkin awesome!! The museum is located inside a 500 year old paper mill and its a pretty interesting building. Our entrance cost 15CHF and it was well worth it because we got... More 

Thank Chelsea B
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely time in this quaint building that housed the paper mill and old time printing press. We had the chance to make our own paper from pulp, and do some printing as well. There was a section where we did marbling on paper and saw a demonstration of sealing envelopes, so we had quite a collection to... More 

Thank smb2011
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

A must visit, I was skeptical but I really enjoyed learning about the history of the paper and printing industry.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

I often came here for lunch as I worked nearby. Prices are decent (for Basel/Switzerland) and the food is good. Also, it's located in a really nice area down by the river.

Thank bebe400
Crofton, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This is a terrific museum for people of all ages! Although we visited as senior citizens it would also be great for kids. Many exhibits that are interactive (making paper, using a quill pen, getting something wax sealed, embossing paper & printing). We spent 90 minutes and could have easily spent more time. The museum building is located next to... More 

Thank Alan M

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