Basel Paper Mill Museum

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  • Address: Sankt Alban-Tal 37, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
  • Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +41-612729652
  • Ticket Price: 15 CHF
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Arts And Crafts, Specialty Museums

There are very few places left in the world, where you can see the process of how paper is made, in the very same place it used to be made during its glory days. What used to be a fully functional paper mill in the medieval times, has now been restored and transformed into the Basel Paper Mill Museum.

Taking you back to a time when there were a dime a dozen paper mills, the Museum shows you how paper was processed, typesetting and book binding was done. If you’d like to try your hand at this craft, you could participate in the process and take home your very own processed paper. 

Entrance Ticket Details For Basel Paper Mill Museum

  • Students/Seniors: CHF 13
  • Children (6-16 years): CHF 9

How to Reach Basel Paper Mill Museum

  • Basel SBB train station: Tram No. 2, "Kunstmuseum" stop

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  • St. Alban-Stubli
  • Cantina Don Camillo

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  • Basel Paper Mill Museum Address: Sankt Alban-Tal 37, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
  • Basel Paper Mill Museum Contact Number: +41-612729652
  • Basel Paper Mill Museum Timing: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Basel Paper Mill Museum Price: 15 CHF
  • Best time to visit Basel Paper Mill Museum(preferred time): 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Basel Paper Mill Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 52.05% of people who visit Basel include Basel Paper Mill Museum in their plan

  • 67.26% of people start their Basel Paper Mill Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Basel Paper Mill Museum

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

76.77% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Basel Paper Mill Museum

People normally club together The Cathedral Munster and Kunst Museum while planning their visit to Basel Paper Mill Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Basel Paper Mill Museum Reviews & Ratings

  • Fascinating look at the history and practice of papermaking, typography and printmaking. Great for kids and adults alike. Still produces bespoke printed paper, too.

  • This was a real gem of a place, with loads to see and do. The building itself is quite quirky with parts of it dating back to medieval times - lots of low doorways, beams and creaky floorboards! The layout is quite straight forward with a floor dedicated to paper making, then one to book binding, then printing and so on. There's a lot of interactive elements and it's a good place to bring children, as the paper making is ideal for them. Everything is in English, Italian, French and German, so we got by perfectly. The staff were all really friendly, helpful people, and we very much enjoyed our visit. I think that they could make more of the gift shop however, considering a lot of people like novelty stationery, there wasn't much there!

  • So much fun. Making paper, marbling paper, typing on paper, folding paper, writing with quills on paper. Loved it!

  • Loved this place! So informative, very interactive. Spent 3 hours going round all 4 floors and could happily go back for more

  • A fabulous museum to visit in Basel. Fun and interactive. You can experience paper making, printing, calligraphy writing and the marbling technique is a must. The museum looks small from the outside but it’s really quirky with lots of different rooms. The exhibits & descriptions are very informative & layout has a good flow. Staff members are extremely helpful and friendly, definitely going to visit this museum again.

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