Grafik Papiermühle Alte Dombach Bergisch Gladbach

Children's Birthday Parties

Birthday party at the museum

Children scooping up paper

At the Papiermühle Alte Dombach (Paper Mill) the child with a birthday experiences a very special party with their guests. Each birthday guest can make a sheet of paper at the big vat. The museum offers various programmes for an exciting birthday celebration. It is best to allow extra time afterwards for a romp in the meadow.

Girl making paper

1. From the life of Gertrud and Johann

A tour around the paper mill especially designed for children including paper making. Then exciting things can be made of paper.

The following choices are available:

  • Decorating masks
  • Making wind-wheels
  • Folding Origami figures
  • Painting the small kite “Kuno, the octopus” and letting it fly
  • Designing Pop-Up cards
  • Colour printing
  • Stamp stories
  • Making a small cookery book
  • Building a paper-making frame (deckle)(plus material costs of 2.50 €)

Age: From 4 years. Max. 12 children.

Duration: approx. 1 hour (including handicraft session approx. 2 hours)

Price: 40 € per group (with handicraft session 80 € per group)

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Museum educator shows children how to make paper

1. Childhood in Alte Dombach around 1850

The paper maker’s children, Gertrud and Johann Berg, lived and worked in the paper mill. During a guided tour around the museum girls and boys learn how they lived and what work they had to perform in the paper mill.

Age: 4 - 11 years / Kindergarten – 3rd class

Duration: approx. 1 hour (plus paper-making time)

Price: 40 € per group

We recommend that two guided tours be booked for groups with more than 20 participants and the group be split up accordingly.

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Child with magnifying glass is looking for watermarks on a sheet of paper

2. A Case for Detectives – on the trail of the paper botcher

The paper mill owner Wilhelm Aurelius Fues has a problem: Someone has sold poor quality paper with his watermark. That ruins the reputation of the good Dombach paper and that should not happen again. He has commissioned a detective to find out how the mysterious paper came about. Can he solve the case with the help of the boys and girls?

Age: 8-10 years. Max. 12 children.

Duration: approx. 75 Minutes

Price: 50 € per group

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A hand pours water through a funnel onto a small homemade mill

3. Water sets in motion!

From various different materials girls and boys make small waterwheels and then straight afterwards try them out. Wellington boots are required for this option.

Age: 8-13 years. Max. 12 children.

Duration: approx. 2 hours

Price: 80 € per group

Bookable from May to October

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In connection with all these programmes it is possible to book the museum education room for a further hour (price: 20 €) until 17 hours at the latest, on Saturdays, Sundays until 18 hours.

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