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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 my favorite places in Basel

One of the first places I take visitors or school classes - interesting, hands-on and fun. You can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JacquelineMB
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Basel, Switzerland
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Allow at least 90 minutes because there is a lot to see. The history of paper goes back to a time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Family M
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Ormond Beach
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St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland
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+41 61 225 90 90
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the first places I take visitors or school classes - interesting, hands-on and fun. You can make your own paper, wax stamps, paper marbling, printing with a press, etc.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Allow at least 90 minutes because there is a lot to see. The history of paper goes back to a time before paper was invented.

Thank Family M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum provides hands on activities including making embossing, printing, and marbling paper as well as practicing penmanship with a quill and ink. There is even a toilet paper exhibit! Printing and bookmaking through the ages fill the many floors of this museum, housed in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were dubious about the Basel Paper Mill Museum, but gave it a try after a personal recommendation by friends. We were not at all disappointed. This museum is a deep, fun dive into the world's of paper, books, and printing throughout history, not only...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bring a curious mind, invest a couple of hours, and emerge with new perspectives on early modern life a work. Fascinating collection of machinery that lets you understand the way paper is made. And the kids activities are wonderful.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a former graphic designer, I know about printing presses, type setting and paper making. But I still enjoyed this lovely museum, and very cool old building. My fave was the hands on activities like making paper and marbleing paper. Have lunch there too. And,...More

Thank Jane L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, so it's a paper mill. Boring right? WRONG! As several have pointed out, it ended up being a lot more fun than you could imagine. Four-year-old liked the hands-on activities and adults were stimulated by the cool exhibits. The name doesn't do it justice....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the opportunity to be guided by Carlos, who was a fantastic and informative guide. The museum is kind of a hands-on tour, and the history about the first paper sheets produced was fascinating. Muito obrigada, Carlos!

Thank Miriam K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic interactive museum that allows visitors to experience the paper making process. We had two younger children with us and they had a ball. They all enjoyed the printing and making paper, but the biggest hit were the typewriters, which they found endlessly fascinating....More

Thank M P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I learned a lot by touring this museum. I understand why it is highly recommended. There are good English explanations for the artifacts on display. The demonstrations were good.

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expatbee
10 June 2018|
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Response from Oleg Y | Reviewed this property |
No more than half an hour. It is very interesting and educative, ought to see. Oleg Y.
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Response from Louise L | Reviewed this property |
As I said in my review, (May 29th) my daughter (21) and I were the first in at 11am and enjoyed the museum, most of the exhibits and a walk round the shop in an hour. Unfortunately not everything is written in English so we... More
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Response from Leonzy | Reviewed this property |
In the little shop by the museum! £15
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