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Basel Paper Mill Museum

St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland
+41 61 225 90 90
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Interesting and unusual museum

This is an actual working paper mill where you can see how paper is made and learn about the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
RebeccaHTraveller
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Crawley, United Kingdom
Interesting

The paper mill is one of the main attractions in the city therefore it is likely you will visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Starkin
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St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an actual working paper mill where you can see how paper is made and learn about the history of paper, printing, books etc. Very interesting and good for children with hands-on activities.

Thank RebeccaHTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

The paper mill is one of the main attractions in the city therefore it is likely you will visit. It is a very interesting process to see & there is a well stocked shop in which to buy some souvenirs.

Thank Starkin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible place for history buffs - I had gone with low expectations and ended up spending around 3 hours there!

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It starts off showing you how paper was made. And it wasn't with wood! You can have a go at making paper from the prepared pulp. The next floor up tells you about the development of the written language around the world. On this floor...More

1  Thank RachelinAdliswil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent experience with lots of hands on things for children and adults to do. A really worthwhile place to visit.

Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum is educational and enjoyable with lots to see and opportunities to try out various paper making and printing processes. It's helpful that explanation boards are provided in both English and German. Admission is half price with a Basel travel card.

Thank Travel-Lightbeam
Reviewed 13 January 2018

This site is located something upward from the Stone Bridge, on the left shore of Rhein River. We had just enjoyed in what this museum had to show to us, the visitors. It is set on a medieval canal with an operating waterwheel, so in...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Who knew that there was a paper museum? I thoroughly enjoyed making my own paper with watermark, coloring a piece of paper, creating origami and learning new facts about paper. This is a great place to visit for people of all ages.

1  Thank Cahurricane
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Great place to visit on a rainy day, fascinating insights into paper, paper making, writing and book printing. Lots of activities for kids and big ones too, four floors to keep you occupied.

1  Thank luigimontreal
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

The paper museum is a hidden gem in Basel!! Four stories full of unthinkable information that we would never have guessed or known and all for a sheet of paper!!! There’s printing, book binding, marbling, stamping and writing to name but a few other activities...More

4  Thank Leonzy
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Linda K
10 November 2017|
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Response from dirk m | Reviewed this property |
You will be just fine, all the staff I met spoke English.
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Michelle A
30 June 2017|
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Response from 769robertf | Reviewed this property |
Hi reservations for the Paper museum aren't required.
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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.
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