Basel Paper Mill Museum, Basel

4.7
#2 of 28 in Museums in Basel
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • Attractive museum in a quiet and green part of town. Worth a 10 minute walk from the old centre. If coming by car there are free parking spaces some 300 m away near the bridge over Rhine.  more »
  • We loved this museum, not only a very interesting presentation of the development of paper, books and printing but also lots of interactive elements. Covid controls have not prevented the...  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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