Hours & Admission

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

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.

Public holidays

Thursday 18.05.2023 11am – 5pm
Sunday 28.05.2022 11am – 5pm
Monday 29.05.2023 11am – 5pm
Tuesday 01.08.2023 closed
Sunday 24.12.2023 closed
Monday 25.12.2023 closed
Tuesday 26.12.2023 11am – 5pm
Sunday 31.12.2023 closed
Monday 01.01.2024 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

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.


We are pleased to provide the press with photos. For information on exhibitions and special events, please contact Nicole Konstantinou 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.