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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  • Great museum. Lots for both adults and children to do. Thoroughly enjoyable few hours spent exploring the different rooms  more »
  • It's really a Museum for the whole family. It is fun and educational at the same time! You learn a lot about the world of paper, writing, printing. The staff, who speak perfect English, offers discovery activities and manipulation. And the exhibits are really valuable and interesting. Do not miss if you are in Basel!
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  • It was really worth. Great Museum. Nice, informative and we also have a sheet with Basel staff. FREUUUUU
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