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Basel Paper Mill Museum

St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland
+41 61 225 90 90
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A wonderful museum

So, it looks like on a Sunday, not all the "activities" throughout the museum are staffed - or they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Montreal, Canada
Most interesting

I have spent the day yesterday at the museum with my grand sons aged 12 and 15. They were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gimel, Switzerland
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St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland
+41 61 225 90 90
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So, it looks like on a Sunday, not all the "activities" throughout the museum are staffed - or they all go to lunch at the same time. THAT was really disappointing. However, one interactive station was open and it was really interesting (although the person...More

Thank lionsandlynx
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have spent the day yesterday at the museum with my grand sons aged 12 and 15. They were fascinated by the displays and learned a lot, and so did I. The museum covers the manufacturing of paper with middle-age technology, the invention of writting,...More

Thank jrb437
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stumbled on this gem during a memorable stroll through the beautiful St Alban-Tal Quartier. Young and old will marvel at the old watermill that powers the paper factory machinery, and the gift shop has a lovely collection of decorative wrapping paper and stationery.

Thank machineryofnight88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to learn about the historic art of paper-making & even give it a try yourself. Good place for the kids, snacks available. Well worth the slight detour, nice city walls & tower nearby.

Thank Greg T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited with our young daughters. While they enjoyed the hands on activities I don't think the price of admission is worth it.

Thank Orren K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wasn't quite sure what to expect when we arrived at this old paper mill, which had been huge industry in Basel. Surprised to find that they were still manufacturing paper from old rags (who would have thought), with original machinery driven by the water wheel...More

2  Thank Angela P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Paper Mill Museum takes you back to the times paper was made by hand and takes you on a long journey through the history of the most ubiquitous item.You can see various types of paper and presses, as well as different types of writing.

Thank CorporateProphet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was there several years ago with a group, the demonstrations were very interesting and I thought it was great that they have a working water-wheel driven paper press

Thank NJMusicTeacher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting lesson in making paper, calligraphy and printing with the opportunity to try each technique. Educational and fun!

1  Thank Sue_ChrisBracknell_
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From having the opportunity to make your own piece of paper, to chronicling the history of printing, this museum is a real Jemez. Try to fit it in with the time constraints you have in Basel, you won,t be disappointed.

1  Thank MartinD34283
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Michelle A
29 June 2017|
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Response from 769robertf | Reviewed this property |
Hi reservations for the Paper museum aren't required.
Poka C
9 March 2017|
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Response from nado_11 | Reviewed this property |
At the momnet the entrance is 15 SFR. The "Basler Papiermühle" has an excellent home page with the fees, opening hours etc.
30 August 2016|
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Response from Highstack | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we speak English and had no problem.