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“Follow the light!”

Lumina Domestica - The Lamp Museum
Ranked #97 of 159 things to do in Bruges
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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 are literally thousands of lamps and the museum is laid out in time line order. From mans discovery of fire through various eras and cultures right up to modern lights. There were several rooms across about 3-4 floors? Can't quite remember. A joy to walk around though. The access is easy and with the lay out there's plenty of elbow room.
I will however say that this would not really be a place for kids, simply because it's very old school style of museums with 90% displays and not much interactive elements. But if you like History, unusual collections or just want something different definitely check it out!

Thank Scott C
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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
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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. We were literally the only people in the museum at the time and you do have to go through part of the chocolate museum to get to it.

Thank Natalie J
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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

Thank Marisa L
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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 think they could say a little more about the consequences of certain inventions. For example, I remember from the lamp museum in Liège that people had to get out of bed to keep the street lighting going, in medieval times. When longer-lasting lamps were made, this significantly helped people's lives. I missed that information here.

Thank RHAHJ
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