About the institution

Within the walls of a fascinating medieval mill, in an authentic setting, the visitor will learn about many things, from hand-made paper to finished books. Set out on four floors, the museum presents living workshops where skills can be seen in action alongside informative supporting exhibits. The hands-on museum shows a variety of ways how all manner of things come to life. Children and adults alike are invited to try out ancient crafts for themselves and can live and feel history with all their senses.




St. Alban-Tal 37 | 4052 Basel
T +41 (0)61 225 90 90 | Fax

tram 1/2/15 > Kunstmuseum; tram 3 > St. Alban-Tor
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Disabled visitors

Wheelchair accessible


Shop, restaurant


CHF 15.-/13.-/9.-, families 30.-/45.-

Museums-Pass Free admission
Swiss Museum Pass Free admission

Opening hours

Tue - Fri, Sun 11 - 17 h; Sat 13 - 17 h

Special opening hours

11.03.2019: closed
12.03.2019: closed
13.03.2019: closed

12.04.2019: closed
13.04.2019: 13 - 17 h
14.04.2019: 11 - 17 h
15.04.2019: closed

1 May (Labour Day)
01.05.2019: closed

The Gallician Mill. Photo: Daniel Schvarcz
The Gallician Mill. Photo: Daniel Schvarcz