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Basel Paper Mill Museum

St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland
+41 61 225 90 90
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Well worth a visit

The museum is educational and enjoyable with lots to see and opportunities to try out various paper... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fife, Scotland
Very informative and educational museum in Basel

This site is located something upward from the Stone Bridge, on the left shore of Rhein River. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oleg Y
Belgrade, Serbia
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St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland
+41 61 225 90 90
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Reviewed 4 days 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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

3  Thank Leonzy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

very intersting place to see. you can make your own paper and print it. place to go with kids. building with watermill in fascinating surrounding. you see people with old machines working the old way.

1  Thank renestoessel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Passed a few hours in here. It's really interesting - particularly the demonstrations. There's an awful lot to take in so a stop in the cafe is a good idea.

1  Thank Liz0042
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum seemed really interesting, but we opted to spend our limited time (and funds) by just perusing (and shopping in) the gift shop instead of shelling out the fee to enter the museum itself.

1  Thank John J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I opted for the Basel Paper Mill Museum during our recent stay in Basel and we were very glad we did following our visit to the museum. We had such a wonderful time learning so much about the history and importance of...More

1  Thank TKeys13
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Incredible experience that covers the history of paper and bookmaking throughout the world. The staff there offer demonstrations of type casting and you can make your own paper!

1  Thank BluWolfe
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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.
Michelle A
30 June 2017|
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Response from 769robertf | Reviewed this property |
Hi reservations for the Paper museum aren't required.
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.