Basler Papiermühle (Basel Paper Mill)
Basler Papiermühle (Basel Paper Mill) Review
In a beautifully restored medieval mill with a still functioning waterwheel, this museum honoring paper, writing, and printing is surprisingly accessible. Demonstrations of papermaking, typesetting, and bookbinding reveal much about the ancient craft. You can participate in a papermaking process, beginning with the pulpy raw material simmering in the "visitors' vat" and take home a sheet as a unique souvenir. Kids can try out quills and ink or spell out their names in pieces of type for printing. Exhibits are in German, French, and English.