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Basel Paper Mill Museum

St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland
+41 61 225 90 90
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One of the best parts of this interesting museum is the dedicated and enthusiastic staff. They are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mailtand, FL
Really interesting museum

My daughter and I are book lovers so we knew we had to visit this museum. It was fascinating with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland
+41 61 225 90 90
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the best parts of this interesting museum is the dedicated and enthusiastic staff. They are eager to show the workings of the mill and answer as many questions as you have. I learned so much about traditional paper making techniques. Plus, there are...More

Thank maitlander
Reviewed 6 days ago

My daughter and I are book lovers so we knew we had to visit this museum. It was fascinating with many different activities. Unfortunately we didn't give ourselves enough time to stop at each activity. We were able to make our own sheet of paper,...More

Thank BardAdmirer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never experienced a museum quite like this. Loved making my own paper, and the various floors provide a surprisingly thorough history of paper making, printing and book-making from the middle ages. The working water wheel was another authentic piece of the experience. Staff were excellent...More

Thank DarrenA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can easily walk to this little museum in the St Albans area from Kunstmuseum, Münsterplatz or the marketplace. Situated close to the river where the St Alban ferry wharf is, you'll see a quaint little cafe near a water mill, the entrance is behind...More

Thank LKK78
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have read the history of paper making in Basel so was excited to see the old factory, now a museum and making paper and marble patterened paper. Lots of information and very old books on display, staff where most helpful

Thank FredaB187
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

authentic early paper mill turning fiber into pulp and pulp into paper, kids and adults were captivated by the process and the staff was very engaging the restaurant was deluxe, a nice place to take a break and energize, good food and good service

Thank Jay R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum offers a glimpse into the history and past of paper making and printing. It has a functional watermill making pulp for the paper. Visitors are encouraged to try their hand at making their own paper which the museum will dry and hand back...More

Thank OffroadTraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My seven year old was entertained for 3 hours here. They have lots of paper crafts to try: creating marbled paper, quill writing, ink printing, making paper. There is lots of information on history of paper making and ink printing. It is a place I...More

Thank dj_lovesholidays
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for a coffee and a look around - made some paper the old fashioned way and got to keep it at the end - very cool. Staff were friendly and the museum of paper and artifacts from printing were good for an easy...More

Thank 769robertf
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This delightful, interactive museum is a great way to learn about the history of paper and be a part of paper production. Great for kids. The staff spoke multiple languages and were wonderful teachers.

Thank Rachel K
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Poka C
How much is the entrance
10 March 2017|
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Response from nado_11 | Reviewed this property |
At the momnet the entrance is 15 SFR. The "Basler Papiermühle" has an excellent home page with the fees, opening hours etc.
I only speak English. Will I be able to understand the activities?
31 August 2016|
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Response from Highstack | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we speak English and had no problem.
carol b
How do I get there by public transport
13 December 2015|
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Response from 438als | Reviewed this property |
Trams an busses stop nearby, but the museum is within walking distance to downtown
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