Last month, just prior to the AIMCAL R2R Europe Conference in Munich, Germany, my wife and I visited the Paper Mill Museum (Basler Papiermühle) in Basel, Switzerland.
The museum is housed in an old paper mill on the banks of the Rhine River right in Basil. On entering, the first display discussed the importance and usage of toilet paper. Just past that, I had the opportunity to make a sheet of bond paper with a watermark.
The displays were very well done. We learned about the parts of the first industrial paper machines with working models. We learned of printing and the enormous effect this had on progress. We learned how decorative paper was used in home design.
Also, there were four hands-on demonstrations available every 30 minutes. Not only did I make a sheet of paper, I was able to print a graphic on it using an offset press. I also had a chance to marble paper with ink on water.
We easily spent an afternoon in this museum thoroughly enjoying it.