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Basel Paper Mill Museum

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Excellent couple of hours spent here. Right next to the river Rhine. The building is beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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Amazing place for kids and adults

We made paper, typed, printed, marbelled....loads to do and all very well explained and very fun... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Claire W
Telford, United Kingdom
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St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

We made paper, typed, printed, marbelled....loads to do and all very well explained and very fun! Spent 2 hours here and had to leave to catch a flight but could have easily spent 4 hours+ here - my 9 year old daughter, 62 year old...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Claire W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was a bit skeptical about the Basel Paper museum, but it deserves its ranking and is not to be missed in Basel. This is a hand on museum where you get to make paper, do a print and emboss it, calligraphy and art design....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

This is a neat little museum that espouses the historical importance of paper which is something you don’t think about on a day-to-day basis. No detail is missed; they even discuss toilet paper from a cultural and historical perspective. Without going into detail on this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 7 November 2018

From history to today every aspect of printing is mentioned. Make your own as if you are a real printer in the olden days!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Although busy this paper mill provides great hands on activities and a lot of information. Aim great old printing and binding machines and the opportunity to make your own paper. Staff all spoke good English, French and German and catered demonstrations to each group. Highly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris T
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We toured with a business group and had a great host through the museum. Learning lots of information- seeing how paper made and actually making some paper ourselves! Enjoyable- informative - entertaining !

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

You can learn inside it for the old technic to make paper, ptinting and bookbinding. The most interesting is that you can do in the museum the same jobs by yourself.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Antonis K
Reviewed 21 October 2018

My wife encouraged me to visit the Basel paper mill -- what a marvelous place. The museum is a 'hand's on' experience where the visitor can literally make paper from raw pulp. engage is printing, writing, and gaining a new found knowledge and a keen...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fred W
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

This museum offers the opportunity to actually make your own sheet of paper, the old fashioned way. It thoroughly covers the history of the invention and manufacture of paper, book binding and printing, and hand writing instruments. The staff are friendly, informative and gentle with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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10 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.
10 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