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Basel Paper Mill - Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing, Basel

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Learn more about the history of paper, the arts of printing and binding, and more at Basel Paper Mill - Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing. 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 overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • I've been here a few times. It was always great to discover new things and join the several interactive activities like coloring and seal paper. This time we had a guide. I recommend this for... 
    I've been here a few times. It was always great to discover new things and join the several interactive activities like coloring and seal paper. This time we had a guide. I recommend this for...  more »
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  • Pablo at the printing station went above and beyond to show me how all the old machines work. This amazing paper mill museum has 4 floors, each dedicated to the history of paper, writing, printing and book binding respectively. Not only are the exhibits informative, you get to see first hand the processes involved. The best part for me is the hands on activities. Making paper and printing are my 2 personal favorites. Highly recommend.
  • An amazing place! The workshops make the whole journal lots of fun and experience. In the end we got a piece of marbling “art” of our own and it was just amazing! We as adults had much fun and children would love this! We spent roughly 2-3 hours here. Be noted that the workshop ends at 1630. So it would be good to complete all parts earlier.

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