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Museum Basler Papiermühle

Schweizerisches Museum für Papier, Schrift und Druck
Basler Papiermühle
Basler Papiermühle
Basler Papiermühle
The Basel Paper Mill is located in a house in which paper has been produced for more than 500 years. The mill can be found in the idyllic mill district of St. Alban. In 2011 the museum was renovated and the permanent exhibition completely rearranged. Now the focus is on a ‘hands-on' approach. The collections at the Basel Paper mill comprise the technical and cultural development of paper, writing and printing that had its beginning in the mid 15th century with the Council of Basel.

In addition to the original and authentic atmosphere of the old building, another highlight is provided by the open workshops. Skilled craftsmen produce client's orders and make their own productions with historical machines, thus guaranteeing the survival of the immaterial cultural heritage of paper and book production. Visitors are invited to try printing or producing coloured paper.

Museum Basler Papiermühle

St. Alban-Tal 37
+41 61 225 90 90
Opening hours
Open all year
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00-17:00
Saturday: 13:00-17:00
Sunday: 11:00-17:00

Closed on

47.554754, 7.603095

Japanische Buchbindekunst
Japan binding made easy

We make our own blocks using Japanese thread stitching. Artistic books are created from colorful A6 sheets. The open workshop is included in museum admission and is aimed at children and adults ...

Pure structure

We take prints of a roughly grained wooden panel and let the structures inspire us. The open workshop is included in museum admission and is aimed at children and adults. Registration is not required.

Start of the summer vacation: TEXT-iles

The "TEXT-iles" workshop is about the creative process of writing and the creative use of words. Students of art and design education present their results and invite you to join in with their work ...