Basel Paper Mill Museum, Basel

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Learn more about the history of paper, the arts of printing and binding, and more at Basel Paper Mill Museum. Here you'll find fully functioning workshops located in a building that has housed a paper mill since 1453. Walk through the four floors of exhibits to see historical artifacts and educational displays pulled from the Swiss Historical Paper Collection. You can even try your hand at making paper using the old-fashioned method of screening pulp. Check out the other interactive exhibits where you can marbleize a sheet of paper, use a printing press, and practice your calligraphy. Stop by the gift shop on your way out to purchase gifts made right in the museum. Planning Basel trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • We visited the Paper MillMuseum on our own and got a very good rate. The tour was very informative and interactive. They allow you to make a sheet of paper, press it, dry it and it has the mills water...  more »
  • For all those interested in technology, a detailed tour from the very beginning of paper production, through writing, printing to book-making. Hands-on activities, for kids but not only:) could easily...  more »
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  • Excellent place of history. I took the tour. The tour guide had been working there for almost 60 years and shared so much knowledge about paper and printing and the historic importance of Basel. It was really insightful and worth going.
  • Perhaps the most thoughtful museum I've ever experienced. Hands on and super fun. The staff is so sweet and helpful with adults that I felt like a kid. I thought I would be marginally interested but I left totally intrigued.
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