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Basel Paper Mill Museum, Basel
(4.8/5 based on 340+ 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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  • We visited the Basel Paper Mill Museum during our brief trip to Basel and were so impressed that we wish we had had more time to spend there. The museum details the history of paper making, book makin...  more »
  • Visited having read the reviews and glad we did. The hands on activities are great even for a couple of adults. We made sheets of paper from pulp which was very interesting and the staff were very fri...  more »
  • Loved seeing the process of making paper from cotton rags, fantastic that those 'machines' are still in use. Loved getting to make my own print with one of the presses.