The Capellades Paper Mill Museum
A LIVE museum where handmade paper is still made.
Located in Capellades, the Capellades Paper Mill Museum is located in the old "Molí de la Vila" paper mill, which preserves the typical structure of the paper mills of the 18th century. Next to the mill is the Bassa, a source of water, coming from the Carme-Capellades aquifer, which was used by 16 paper mills: the Costa mills.
Between the 18th and 19th centuries, Capellades and its surroundings constituted one of the most important paper centers in Spain, specializing in first-quality beard paper and smoking paper, manufacturers such as Romaní, Soteras, Guarro, Serra or Romeu, among others, covered a large part of the Spanish market, South America and the Philippines.
In the museum, the visitor can see the entire manufacturing process from the entry of the cloth to the exit of the finished paper and can also participate in the workshops by making a sheet of paper with their own hands.