In the Basel paper mill fully functioning workshops come together with historical technical exhibitions in a way that is alive. Our workshops which are situated in the historically authentic surroundings of a paper mill straight out of the Middle Ages produce before the visitors’ eyes goods which are for sale. Professions which today are rare or no longer exist are brought back to life again on original machines and thus their specific skills - our immaterial cultural heritage - are preserved and documented for posterity.
A particular specialty of the Paper Museum is that our visitors too are given the opportunity to try out the so called “white” or “black” arts hands on. The creation of your own handmade piece of paper, the first attempts at typesetting as well as the creation of a decorative paper are central to every visit to the museum.