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Museo della Carta e della Filigrana

Largo Fratelli Spacca 2, 60044, Fabriano, Italy
+39 0732 22334
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Absolutely fascinating "hands on" museum

Paper making has been the local "craft" of the region for centuries and this museum doesn't just... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Keswick, Cumbria
Paper making like 700 years ago!

Museo della Carta a Fabriano is a great opportunity for learning how paper was made since ancient... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
New York City, New York
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The visit to the Paper & Watermark Museum, duration of about 1 hour and 15 minutes, consists of a guided tour by guides that speak Italian, English, French, Spanish and German. The program includes a live demonstration of hand-made paper, performed by the Museum's Master paper makers, viewing the antique watermarks from the 13th Century to modern day, and a film on the history of paper in Fabriano.The Museum also provides a furnished bookshop where it is possible to purchase paper products, produced in the Museum's mediaeval paper mill, artistic watermarks (white-shaded), albums, diaries, publications and much more. · It is also possible to make reservations for guided tours of the city that gave birth to Gentile da Fabriano, Palazzo del Podestà, Teatro Gentile, Portico dei Vasari, Oratorio della Carità, etc., and the 'Pinacoteca Molajoli' to the suburbs and various sites of tourist interest (abbeys, museums, archaeological excavations, Frasassi Caves, natural parks, etc.).
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Largo Fratelli Spacca 2, 60044, Fabriano, Italy
+39 0732 22334
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paper making has been the local "craft" of the region for centuries and this museum doesn't just tell the story, it let's you get "hands on" as well! Completely unasked for, a personalised guide took us around and actively demonstrated the methods and machinery involved....More

Thank CAB1201
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Museo della Carta a Fabriano is a great opportunity for learning how paper was made since ancient times.The fun part is making your own sheet of paper and taking home a piece of hand made paper with Fabriano watermark!

Thank Fiorella64_10
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We did not have advance reservations. We arrived just at the right time in the morning to have a tour in English, along with a couple from Portland Oregon. I had no idea that watermarks had such an extensive history. In this tour, we were...More

1  Thank tgrella
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Loved this. Beautiful presentation of interesting history and process of making watermark paper. The videos are in Italian with English subtitles.

1  Thank Janieak
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We loved this museum, a very reasonably priced guided tour of the history of papermaking and watermarks in Fabriano from the middle ages on. Downtown Fabriano is also totally charming, just a short walk away, and right outside the museum is a big playground /park...More

1  Thank chz2020
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Museum explains the origins of paper and watermarks. Fabriano was an important place in this regard. Take your time. The guided tour in Italian took two hours. Entrance fee quite high, 10 euro pp.

1  Thank delagioventu
Reviewed 19 July 2016

The museum is quite small. Part of it explains the process of paper making by actually producing it with the traditional technique. The rest of the exhibit displays examples of papermarks. The tour guide was very good and that has made the difference between a...More

1  Thank Francesco M
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Staff was friendly and repeatedly apologized for not having an English tour. They did have an English video to give you an overview

Thank travelsitaly
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Not many people realize that a paper museum can be fascinating, but it is. There are interesting live demonstrations on how to make hand-made paper--the medieval way and the modern way. This museum is a representative of the paper company in Fabriano, one of only...More

1  Thank JohnRegoPark
Reviewed 28 April 2016

The museum is interesting and various as for its activities: the part you visit alone (with bilingual Italian-English panels), the part only visited by a guide, the paper's factory DIY, the movie room etc.. I think then it's important to give some ideas which immediately...More

1  Thank Brun066
Gorgio_P, General Manager at Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2016

Many thanks for your visit and for so deep recognition about the importance of Fabriano as the place in which, in the second half of XIII century, was born the first western paper. So many thanks for your precious suggestions

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