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Basel Paper Mill Museum, Basel
(4.8/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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 Paper Mill Museum is my family's favourite museum in Basel. There are many hands-on experiences from making paper to binding books that my kids enjoyed. The museum exhibits are well presented and ...  more »
  • Now I know what you're thinking because I thought the same when I saw it rated so highly on Tripadvisor, how great can a paper museum be?! Turns out...frikkin awesome!! The museum is located inside a ...  more »
  • We had a lovely time in this quaint building that housed the paper mill and old time printing press. We had the chance to make our own paper from pulp, and do some printing as well. There was a sectio...  more »