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Lumina Domestica - The Lamp Museum

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In English they call this the ‘museum of lamps’ and whilst this is indeed what’s inside (thousands... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Graham871387
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Let there be light

Bruges seems to have a museum for everything but the mind boggles for a lamp museum. Fueled lamps... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
rayrest
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Yes there are lots of lamps but I thought I would learn more about them and their design, instead there was a history of fire and cavemen followed by what seemed like an un- curated hoard of oil and gas lamps. full marks for quantity...More

Thank RichardYarm
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

In English they call this the ‘museum of lamps’ and whilst this is indeed what’s inside (thousands of them) it’s the story around how humans harnessed the power of fire and innovated over the centuries to get to where we are today that made this...More

Thank Graham871387
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Truly bizarre place that looks like a hoarder's garage. The creepy, random mannequins will haunt your dreams.

Thank hunnybuns82
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Bruges seems to have a museum for everything but the mind boggles for a lamp museum. Fueled lamps, electric and shades. All kinds are here under one roof. And yes anoraks allowed.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

That sums it up: a truckload, or even several truckloads of lamps. And to say that not even all lamps were on display, most of them are in the 'lamp-o-theek' - what's in a name... It focuses rather a lot on the ancient types, while...More

Thank KatiaenJohan
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

This museum is a testament to the dedicated collector, the kind who leaves no stone unturned in pursuit of their passion. There is every kind of lamp (as in old oil type, not electric table type) that you can imagine. Examples from many cultures, and...More

Thank springlering
Reviewed 14 October 2017

If you want to see how men have lightened their homes since the caves until now here you can find all the different types of fires, oil lamps, light bulbs and understand how this important aspect of our daily lives has evolved through time. You...More

Thank Tanya M
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This was a slightly quirky museum that is also part of the Choco story. I went almost purely because it sounded cool or at least different. Expected a couple of rooms with pretty lamps - Wrong!! The collection is vast and beautifully laid out. There...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Amazing collection of lamps since the very beginning of light use by the humans. Unique exemplars are presented widely. It's quite and allows you to stare and explore every single piece of the exhibition. Worth visit. Up to an hour long.

Thank Julia Z
Reviewed 30 April 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 Natalie J
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