About The Museum

Paper Museum, a first of its kind in India was set up to commemorate CPPRI’s 30th Foundation Day on 11th November 2009. The museum was inaugurated by Mrs Renu Sharma, IAS, the then Joint Secretary, DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt of India.

The museum showcases the history of paper making, different types of raw materials used for paper making, different grades of paper including some special grades like mica paper, currency paper, etc, different applications and use of paper in daily life, art and craft related to paper including paper machie and origami etc.

The museum also displays the various process involved in paper making in simple and easy to understand way. Rare exhibits like bhojpatra, paper made from papyrus, manuscripts made from hemp fiber and rare photographs of various inventors, scientist and technologists who contributed in the developing the modern paper making process. The museum also houses a photo gallery displaying rare photographs of ancient paper making etc.

The museum has been visited by a number of school / college children, academicians, mill personnel, technocrats and bureaucrats etc from India & abroad. The Museum has also featured in a documentary prepared by Rajya Sabha TV