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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. See Basel Paper Mill Museum and all Basel has to offer by arranging your trip with our Basel trip builder.
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  • The history and the production is shown, way to go, look interesting, also for children. Nice Museum shop. The employees view the craft with much joy and dedication
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  • You can revel in the past really all the work at the time was how laborious...
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  • us that professionals/craft really work with paper and we immediately got insight into these "old work processes" liked the paper mill specifically. Recommendation: make sure enough time schedule, that the possibilities of practical applications can also be made with. We come back anyway, but with more time!
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