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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 building itself is a sight to see, wonderful on every floor. English descriptions are available at every display, and there are several workshops that you can take part in that are included in the...  more »
  • I absolutely love taking visiting family and friends to this museum. I have gone several times now, and have enjoyed the experience each time. Everyone who works at the museum speaks English and is ve...  more »
  • An incredibly nice museum. Everything's is extremely well organized and they have a massive collection from how to make paper to the history of printing and bookmaking. Everything is very well explain...  more »