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Basel Paper Mill Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 - 17:00
Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Best museum in Basel

Great place to visit, opens at 11 so don't arrive early like we did. Made our own paper, printed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Almeria, Spain
Very interesting

This was a very educational and interesting way to spend an afternoon.... we found it well worth... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tony C
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St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to visit, opens at 11 so don't arrive early like we did. Made our own paper, printed and embossed it etc - the staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable. Interesting museum and easy access to all floors via lift. Not busy in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a very educational and interesting way to spend an afternoon.... we found it well worth the entrance fee and all the workers we met were super friendly.... and a lovely coffee shop to finish it up....

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tony C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this hidden gem. Interesting stories to learn from, and some fun projects to make while there. Great gift shop too!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank grammy3
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to see this museum by our daughter who had already visited it. The museum is fascinating and offered many opportunities for hands on participation. It covers centuries of the history of paper and other forms of communication. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful museum that captures the history of paper and printing from the beginning of time to modern day. Every floor has a hands on experience; making paper from pulp, printing using a press, calligraphy and hand art, making decorative paper, etc. We spent several hours...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rich G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see in Basel. Interesting museum with a lot to see and do. Great building with a big history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 514aldam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Discounted entrance fee with a Basel Card. This museum has several hands-on activities that are fun and interesting for children and adults alike. There are also several live demonstrations as well. The exhibits start in the basement of an old 5-story high building beginning with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank den_b7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only 7.50 CHF entry with the Basel card, a great value for all the exhibits and demonstrations of this museum. We made our own paper, used a quill pen, did embossing, and learned a lot about Basel's role in history. My husband had scoffed at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum shows so much more than 'the crafts related to paper and book-production'. (This always remains fascinating because so many of these activities are now taken for granted.) I just went to the museum to make photographs of the absolutely unique replica of a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KarelMartinus
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Excellent couple of hours spent here. Right next to the river Rhine. The building is beautiful. Lost to see and do. Including making your own paper to keep. Writing and marbling with colours. Old style printing can be done as well. Great way to spend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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9 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.
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