Programs events

Programs & Events


Please note that all visitors to the Basel Paper Mill are required to wear a mask (children aged 12 and over). Due to the spatial conditions of our interactive museum, the required distances cannot always be guaranteed.
Please note that we have to limit the number of visitors to 50 people entering the museum at the same time. If there are a great many visitors, you might have to wait in line. Thank you for your understanding!

The Basel Paper Mill developed a comprehensive protection concept for guests and employees. We follow the instruction of the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG) and the Swiss Museums Association (VMS/AMS). The museum’s security concept is continuously adapted. We will be happy to inform you about new policies to make your visit safe and pleasant:
The safety of visitors and employees is our top priority.

Ticketing, shop and cloakroom
Please disinfect your hands before entering the ticket office/shop and museums entrance as well as after leaving the cloakroom.
Visitors are asked to touch only products in the shop which they are intending to purchase.
Visitors are asked to pay by credit card, if possible.
Our ticket counter is separated from the guests by a plexiglass window. Kindly observe distance markings and instructions.
A maximum of 4 customers are allowed in the museum shop/cash desk.

Museum tour
Kindly follow the tour as marked. This ensures an optimal flow of visitors. As indicated, you will exit by the emergency exit on the 1st floor, leading to our botanical garden.
Keep a distance of 1.5 meters from other visitors and employees, even during the museum visit. Respect the barriers attached to our workshops and visitor activity areas. Wherever possible, plexiglass panels are protecting visitors as well as employees.
The lift is reserved exclusively for people with walking disabilities and for prams.

Hands-on activities

Our hands-on stations are offered in modified form and at new locations. We will be adapting them according to official requirements. Our offers are indicated in front of our cash desk /museum shop.
Hand disinfectants are also available at our interactive stations. Use them before and after each contact at the hands-on activities.

Events and tours
Guided tours can currently be offered for school classes and groups. Groups are required to wear a mask (from 12 years of age) and to provide contact details. Groups are limited to max. 15 people, tours for larger groups are only available before or after opening hours. For groups of children and school classes, an assistant is required to supervise the group. Your request for a tour will be processed individually; special guided tours are currently not possible. We are happy to inform you about any changes through our website and social media channels.

We thank you for your consideration and for observing the policies.

If you are feeling ill, kindly refrain from visiting the museum.

Hands-on activities

Making paper, writing with a goose quill, using an old typewriter, typesetting and printing, and creating colored patterns in the marbling workshop – all these activities are included in your visit! Our friendly museum staff will assist you and ensure you have an enjoyable experience. Our workshops are active during the following times:

Tuesday to Friday, and Sunday, 11am – 4:45pm;

Saturday 1pm – 4:45pm

Tuesday to Friday, and Sunday, 11am – 4:45pm;

Saturday 1pm – 4:45pm

Tuesday to Sunday 1pm – 4:45pm

Tuesday to Friday, and Sunday, 12:30pm – 4:30pm;

Saturday 1pm – 4:30pm


Letziplunder – the special flea market

The unique flea market in St. Alban Valley takes place twice a year on Letziplatz.
The story of the likeable “plunder sales" began many years ago. The special atmosphere on the Letziplatz gives the fleakeeper a special touch and ensures a unique experience. Whether sparkling jewelery, oriental plates, second-hand designer clothes or original furniture – the Letziplunder well known 
for its high quality.

The Restaurant Papiermühle provides food and drink with selected delicacies.

Here is the date:
Autumn flea market: Saturday, September 19, 2020 8.30am-4pm

Exciting encounters are guaranteed!  

Important information:

Special regulation due to Corona
– Keep a distance of 2 meters

– Bring your own disinfectant, wash your hands regulary
If you are sick, stay home
– Restrict touching objects and clothes.

You can find more information about the Letziplunder here.

Preview of additional events

Samstag, 19. und Sonntag, 20. September, 13 – 17h
Texte aus dem Museum werden auf Nudeln gedruckt und frisch ab Presse serviert.
Ein Projekt von Carlos Poete und Nadja Breger

Samstag, 26. und Sonntag, 27. September, 13 – 17h
Typografische Spielereien
Workshop mit Helga Halbritter

Due to the current situation, the number of participants in our workshops is limited. 
Please respect the required distance and hygiene regulations.
We will keep you up to date on current developments and foreseeable changes, thank you for your understanding and look forward to your visit