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Lumina Domestica - The Lamp Museum

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Address: Sint-Jansplein Wijnzakstraat 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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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... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Bethersden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 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 price and very well laid out. Overall, preferred Choco Stort

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 7 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. Maybe the technical advances should be explained in movies rather than in text. And I... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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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 value.

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Thank TheMrBee
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Reviewed 5 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 Museum as a tag-on to visiting the choco-story. It bears saying that The Lamp Museum... More 

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 known beforehand. It's quite a contrast to the Choco-Story but lovely in itself and as... More 

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Canvey Island
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

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

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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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 awful you had to laugh! I actually found this lamp museum slightly more interesting. Infact... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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 to share his passion with the general public. The museum has an overwhelming number if... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 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.

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

Bought a ticket to the Lumina Domestica as part of the 3 museums deal along with the frite and chocolate museums. It's located within the choco-story museum and is surprisingly large with a huge collection of lamps throughout history and the story of the domestic lamp. As a museum we thought it was better than either the frite or chocolate... More 

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