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Basel Paper Mill Museum

St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland
+41 61 225 90 90
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Paper and Ink, Together Always

From having the opportunity to make your own piece of paper, to chronicling the history of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hernando, Florida
Not only for kids

Learn about paper, paper production, books, printing and art of writing. And the cafe in front is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland
+41 61 225 90 90
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Reviewed 5 days ago

From having the opportunity to make your own piece of paper, to chronicling the history of printing, this museum is a real Jemez. Try to fit it in with the time constraints you have in Basel, you won,t be disappointed.

Thank MartinD34283
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learn about paper, paper production, books, printing and art of writing. And the cafe in front is certainly worthwhile to enjoy

Thank Jochen K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We almost visited as an after thought and we were so glad that we did. Our only regret is that we got there at 4:00 pm and they close at 5:00. The collection is amazing and the active paper making mill is something to see...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not open on a Monday!!! Make sure you prioritise doing this any other day of the week! I nearly missed my opportunity to go because I didn't check the times. Their website is no longer offered in English annoying so use Google translate to check...More

4  Thank jktweed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All of the reviews you've seen are right on the money. This place is great for families, for couples and solo. You literally make paper! They have a bunch of activities that anyone can do and I highly recommend this, but make sure you give...More

Thank Alikdj
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 5 weeks 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
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Michelle A
30 June 2017|
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Response from InvestgateTravel | Reviewed this property |
No reservations required but allow an hour at least to ensure you appreciate the whole place
Poka C
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.
31 August 2016|
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Response from Highstack | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we speak English and had no problem.