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Best tour in Basel

We had the opportunity to be guided by Carlos, who was a fantastic and informative guide. The... read more

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Miriam K
United States
Great family fun

A fantastic interactive museum that allows visitors to experience the paper making process. We had... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed today

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
Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 3 days 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.

Thank sisterandersen
Reviewed 5 days ago

I always enjoy going to the paper museum! There is lots to learn in a great fun way. I love all the activities and the gift shop

Thank Dany R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't plan on visiting the paper mill because it was,... well, a paper mill. I'm so glad that we decided to use our last day in Basel at this intelligent, interesting and well put together museum. I appreciated that they had signs in English...More

Thank 1Lizzie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time with the history of paper (surprisingly interesting rather thn what one might think) Spend at least 2 hours here making paper and learing to write calligraphy. Well worth the time

Thank dhanvee k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I throughly enjoyed our visit here. Following the history of paper. From how it was made hundreds of years ago (using the equipment from Hundreds of years ago) to the history of writing, language, ink & printing. We printed our own paper,...More

1  Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in for one hour came out after four hours. A very engaging and will set out museum. Complete with hands on workshops on printing, typesetting, marvelling,and others. Brough out the social value of paper and printing

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my partner and we both really enjoyed it. If you have a Basel card from your hotel you can get half price entry, but I think it’d be worth it at full price too. There’s 4 small floors and on each floor you...More

1  Thank Barry T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit, very informative and you can even participate in some of the processes of paper making.

Thank Mario V
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9 June 2018|
Response from Oleg Y | Reviewed this property |
No more than half an hour. It is very interesting and educative, ought to see. Oleg Y.
9 June 2018|
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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
5 March 2018|
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Response from Leonzy | Reviewed this property |
In the little shop by the museum! £15