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Lumina Domestica - The Lamp Museum
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Interesting if you are interested in the history of lamps and lighting

Amazing displays from a private collection of lamps and lighting throughout the ages. Starts with... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
AntiqueFan
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West Yorkshire, England
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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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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.

Date of experience: October 2016
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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 was better than choco-story. There were some genuinely interesting facts about lighting and the passion of Eddie, the collector who occasionally pops up to tell you stuff on videos around the museum, really shines through. One did have the sneaking suspicion throughout that Eddie's lamp collecting got out of hand and his poor wife threatened to throw them out unless he did something about it: thus the lamp museum was born! It was sweet that the last video was of Eddie's son, who has since inherited the lamp collection and is continuing his father's passion.

I was a tad sceptical of some of the prehistoric lamp information, which seemed a mite speculative, and - though absolutely understanding the inclusion in the collection - didn't find them terribly interesting. As we progressed through the centuries, we reached more lamps that were pretty to look at.

We didn't spend ages in the museum but it is worth a visit. If you think the choco-story was good, you're far more likely to get some value out of this.

Date of experience: September 2016
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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 it;s in the same building why not do both?

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Cookie25again
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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.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Alan M
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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 back on the cruise ship that evening a question came up about lamps! I got it correct... Something to do on a not so bright day and I was gald it wasn't too pricy as I would have been slightly miffed. Still we made it fun, if not because we took the pee out of it...We even still talk about it now!

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank P P
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