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Basel Paper Mill Museum

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If you have an interest in paper, printing, typesetting, bookbinding this museum has it all... read more

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GringaD
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Portland, Oregon
One of my fave museums ever!

This sounds like a super lame museum but my sister-in-law and I ended up loving it. It’s... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jhwest
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Austin, Texas
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St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland
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Reviewed yesterday

If you have an interest in paper, printing, typesetting, bookbinding this museum has it all, including the fact that it is housed in an original papermaking mill. The museum provides a historic journey through all aspects of ink to paper with many stations where you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This sounds like a super lame museum but my sister-in-law and I ended up loving it. It’s informative, interesting and very hands-on. All the exhibits are in German, French and English. If you’re on the fence about this one, just go! I promise you’ll like...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

School parties are visiting here so be patient. It was fun. Hands on experiences as well as plenty of reading. If your on a budget around and about out side the museum are plenty of benches to use for eating your pack up.

Thank Ingoldmellsholidays
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprisingly fun and educational museum. Various participatory experience: Can make your own paper, etc. Nice gift shop.

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paper may well not be high on one's list of interesting museums, but the Basel Paper Mill Museum will capture your attention (and educate in the process) about an underappreciated aspect of our daily lives. The museum is privately run, the staff is friendly and...More

Thank Carlton G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very pleasant, hands on museum, a must see if you visit Basel. The museum takes you through the paper fabrication process to the history of printing with exhibits on all of the innovations and machines used over the centuries. You are able to make...More

Thank J-G N
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This was an extraordinary experience! I made marbled paper, printed an engraving, and practiced calligraphy. It takes a couple of hours to read the information provided and see all the workshops. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! In a picturesque building, with a restaurant to take a break, and...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Impressive working paper mill that gives hands on experience, too. Very good signage to explain processes. Charming staff throughout. Very nice shop. In lovely neighborhood with one of the nice little ferries crossing the Rhine close by.

Thank mule54
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Gives you an insight into making your own paper, quill writing and using a printing machine. Staff very friendly and helpful with great knowledge of the art.

Thank colinrose10
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Visited by the way but was pleasantly surprised. Lovely place for kids and adults. Very interactive and ended up making my own paper, printing and painting. Received rich history nuggets on the impotence of Basel as a publishing and printing capital of medieval Europe. Would...More

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expatbee
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.
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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
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Response from Leonzy | Reviewed this property |
In the little shop by the museum! £15
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