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“Best kept secret in Atlanta!”

Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking
Ranked #132 of 307 things to do in Atlanta
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking is an internationally renowned resource on the history of paper and paper technology. In addition to more than 2,000 books, the museum features a remarkable collection of over 10,000 watermarks, papers, tools, machines, and manuscripts. The museum's mission is to collect, preserve, increase and disseminate knowledge about papermaking - past, present and future. Located in the Renewable Bioproducts Institute at Georgia Tech, the museum's exhibits feature Hunter's historic collection, tools from the early industrialization of papermaking, environmental issues related to papermaking, and changing gallery spaces.
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This little museum is free of charge and has free parking. It is easy to find. One series of rooms, the education center, has an interesting display on tools used in recent paper making. It looks like they also offer hands on classes. Another series of rooms shows the origins of paper making around the world. It’s more interesting than you thought it could be. This side also has traveling exhibitions, so there is always something new to see. Restrooms are close and clean and there is a small gift shop onsite.

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Neat little museum with nice displays. They even have a small piece of Sumerian cuneiform and very old papyrus. Enjoyed our visit very much. When you walk in the building, there are two parts: the museum on the right and a display in the left. We almost missed the second side. Don't miss it. It is very informative.
Getting there was much easier than I expected. It was well marked with a small parking area right in front (you do have to download a parking meter program on your phone, but that worked well, no problems there).

3  Thank SoakinguptheSon
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is a real gem in the Atlanta area. Entry is free and parking is available for little cost. On display are historical samples of things used for writing including bark, papyrus, and clay. There is a section on watermarks, several ancient printing presses, Asian art on paper, and places to sit and watch films on paper process and history. You can spend 30 minutes or 3 hours in this museum depending on your interest. Everything is organized by type and all exhibits have printed cards with explanation. A second room has more information on the historical processes for paper making.

1  Thank Westgalady
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

We stumbled on this museum on the Georgia Tech campus dedicated to the history and technology of papermaking and thought it was worth a quick visit. Upon entering the building, we were warmly welcomed by the docent Mary (she is fantastic!) who explained the contents of the two "wings" of the museum. The history of how paper has been made through the centuries was fascinating. There was also an excellent exhibit of hanji (Korean paper) manufacture techniques and artwork.

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a small, niche museum. Close to main highway on the Georgia Tech campus. Free.

There is a long, important history to paper and printing, and the impacts it had on the world are enormous. This is a well presented exhibit of that history.

The space also covers the development of paper products and how they are made.

One could spend 30 minutes or a couple of hours depending on degree of depth.

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4  Thank Trek-Always
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