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Lumina Domestica - The Lamp Museum

Sint-Jansplein Wijnzakstraat 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 61 22 37
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Unique for sure!

There are over 60,000 lamps in this museum and we went there for the sheer uniqueness of it. We... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Provo, Utah
Would have liked more interactivity

Complete history of lamps, preferred the start of the museum which was a bit more exciting. Did get... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
Marisa L
Bethersden, United Kingdom
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+32 50 61 22 37
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

There are over 60,000 lamps in this museum and we went there for the sheer uniqueness of it. We enjoyed the videos done by the curator. I've never seen that many lamps in my life but it was neat to see a collection that large....More

Thank johnat95
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Complete history of lamps, preferred the start of the museum which was a bit more exciting. Did get a bit bored as we went through with only signboards to read. Would be better if a bit more interactive. That being said, it was a good...More

Thank Marisa L
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This museum tells a fairly complete history of light. Starting from forest fires, the first shells and shell-shaped clay lamps, the technical innovations in oil lamps and ultimately gas and other lamps are presented. There are plenty of exemplar lamps on display, maybe too many....More

Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Very interesting. Really goes back to the origins of fire which is weird. The number of lamps is stunning and the wax figures are disturbing!! Could do with more on electric lighting maybe but it is an interesting trip. Get a 3in1 ticket for best...More

Thank TheMrBee
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We entered The Lamp Museum on the Bruges city card, so value for money wasn't really a factor for us. Whilst we were in the choco-story, it made sense to tag this on for no extra. It is worth saying most people see The Lamp...More

1  Thank KnealeSM
Reviewed 5 June 2016

If you are visiting the Choco-story, and have a Brugge City Card, then don't miss this! It is a surprising little museum that charts the onset of how we came to have lighting - with quite a few interesting facts that you will not have...More

Thank Cookie187
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Obscure exhibition and quite enlightening. Worth the visit for the pure audacity of the curator to exhibit such a display.

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Very Odd. We paid the extra to add this museum tour tagged onto the end of the chocco museum tour. Actually quite glad we did. The chocco museum was most odd...kids did not enjoy it and we only had a laugh because it was so...More

Thank P P
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Had to traipse through cramped Choco-Story (full of confused kids and stressed parents desperately trying to pretend that museum was fun because: chocolate) to finally make it to wonderful idiosyncratic lamp museum. I must say a huge thank you to the generous collector who decided...More

Thank womblewallaby
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Hard to find old building off the tourist trail housing a very modern, well presented,and very large display of domestic lighting from cave dwellers to present day. Well worth seeking out.

Thank Peter B
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