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Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking

500 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5714
+1 404-894-6663
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Best kept secret in Atlanta!

This little museum is free of charge and has free parking. It is easy to find. One series of rooms... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
M0ther_of_5
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Atlanta, GA
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Neat little museum with nice displays. They even have a small piece of Sumerian cuneiform and very... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
SoakinguptheSon
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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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.
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500 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5714
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...More

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Reviewed 31 August 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....More

2  Thank SoakinguptheSon
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Reviewed 16 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...More

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...More

1  Thank Coach1957
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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....More

4  Thank Trek-Always
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Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

First,the place is free. It has excellent information about paper, its origins and its technology. I love to learn so I liked the experience. It's recommended, specially with kids.

1  Thank Iberkis
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Reviewed 27 April 2015

The history of papermaking is very beautifully depicted in this museum on the Georgia Tech campus. Many priceless artifacts from around the world are on display, as well very clear depictions of the process. Actual antiques as well as models are used. I suggest you...More

4  Thank erbunny
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Reviewed 16 February 2015

Paper, one of the most ubiquitous products today has a long and storied past starting in China before the birth of Christ. This little museum walks you through that history with amazing examples of paper from around the world and throughout the last two thousand...More

5  Thank Ellen L
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

Took a group of Girl Scout Cadettes (middle school age) to a Book Artist badge workshop. Virginia was very willing to work with us to find a good time and day to hold the class. The girls were very attentive to the instruction. We did...More

3  Thank AtlantaClaire
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

Unfortunately, the main museum was closed for remodeling, but we enjoyed the section that was open. It told the story of papermaking in the US, and showed the way it was made originally, then how each successive inovation changed the process. Good for people who...More

4  Thank Debora_R_25
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