Hours & Admission

Tuesday to Friday 11 – 17h
Saturday 13 – 17h
Sunday 11 – 17h
Monday closed


The Restaurant and Café Papiermühle welcomes you with a lively and relaxed atmosphere. The lunch menu offers both traditional and creative dishes using local ingredients.

Enjoy a homemade sandwich for lunch or choose from a delicious assortment of fine cakes for afternoon tea. A variety of tasty options awaits you, before or after your visit to the museum. Weather permitting, you can also sit outside and enjoy the tranquil scenery with the mill river rushing by.

For reservations and information about special events, please contact Restaurant Café Papiermühle, Tel. +41 (0)61 272 4848, email

Visitors with special needs

The museum is located in a Late Medieval mill, listed as a historic site. Most rooms are wheelchair-accessible. An elevator connects all floors.
On each floor, a member of our staff will be able to answer your questions and provide assistance. Please find further information 

Getting here

Public transport
From Basel SBB station, take tram number 2 (direction Eglisee) to the stop “Kunstmuseum”, and continue on foot.

From Basel Badischer Bahnhof (DB) take tram number 2 (direction Binningen) to the stop “Kunstmuseum”, and continue on foot.

On foot
From the tram stop “Kunstmuseum” walk 5-10 minutes via St. Alban-Vorstadt steet, then down Mühleberg, along St. Alban-Rheinweg until you reach Restaurant Café Papiermühle and the museum.

By car
We recommend the use of public transport. Parking near the museum is limited

By ferry
The St. Alban “Wilde Maa" ferry operates year round. Enjoy crossing the Rhein from Kleinbasel to St. Alban-Tal. You can also arrive by water-taxi.


Every Thuesday
1pm – 3.50pm

Laboratory paper machine in operation
The flat wire laboratory paper machine produces in front of the visitor's paper rolls in DIN A4 trim width.

Every Tuesday
11am - 1pm

Oh, a line of types!
The Linotype setting and casting machine is in operation.

Public holidays

Friday 02.04.2021 closed
Sunday 04.04.2021 11am – 5pm
Monday 05.04.2021 closed
Saturday 01.05.2021 closed
Thursday 13.05.2021 closed
Sunday 23.05.2021 11am – 5pm
Monday 24.05.2021 11am – 5pm
Sunday 01.08.2021 closed
Friday 24.12.2021 closed
Saturday 25.12.2021 closed
Sunday 26.12.2021 11am – 5pm


We are pleased to provide the press with photos. For information on exhibitions and special events, please contact Brigitte Corda at, Tel +41 (061) 225 90 94.

When using photos received from the Basel Paper Mill, we kindly ask you to include relevant copyright information.