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Basel Paper Mill Museum

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Neighbourhood: Vorstädte
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Address: St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland
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+41 61 225 90 90
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat 13:00 - 17:00

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Absolute top museum in all respects

An incredibly nice museum. Everything's is extremely well organized and they have a massive collection from how to make paper to the history of printing and bookmaking. Everything... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Herman S
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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An incredibly nice museum. Everything's is extremely well organized and they have a massive collection from how to make paper to the history of printing and bookmaking. Everything is very well explained. We only spent there two hours but in fact one could easily spend a half day in this museum. Suited for all ages but perhaps most interesting for... More 

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Thank Herman S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Paper is something we just take for granted. But did you know that it was made for a long time out of .... well, no spoiler here ;-) You learn all about the history of paper, printing and bookbinding. Many things you can do on your own. I can highly recommend a visit for adults and kids!

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Thank PZuber
Basel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of things to do with young children and many hands on activities coupled with great history of paper making. You can easily spend 2-3 hrs here with young kids. The area is also beautiful-- next to River Rhine, has an old mill with the wheel still turning. One of our favorite spots in Basel.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are several topics such as making paper, writing, printing and books. I tired to make the paper by myself and write the calligraphy at there. Interesting! The staff were nice to answering the visitors' questions.

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Thank heroinek
Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful old building, excellent displays, and the kids love making their own paper. The staff are also very friendly and helpful. Shop and cafe nice too.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went here after a business trip ended and I had a few hours to kill before my flight. The place is very cool and welcoming plus the staff are very helpful and speak perfect English. There were many children there but I still got to appreciate the factory and even made my own paper. I recommend it to anyone... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I visited here based on other reviews and really enjoyed it. It's definitely not your average museum and it was interesting to see how paper is made. I spent about an hour.

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Thank EUReview
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The kids loved making their own paper and doing a couple of other creative things, so I'd definitely recommend it. A very thorough collection of printing machines and memorabilia. Nice way to spend a couple of hours.

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Thank Toby T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

great museum showing all the steps to make a book starting from step 1: making your own paper. On every floor your learn more about a new step in the process. Kids can make and do things so great fun

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place to know about paper history and to enjoy creating yr own paper! The personal is really nice and you are aloud to touch, learn and play with paper! Kids love it

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