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“Unexpected treasures”

Lumina Domestica - The Lamp Museum
Ranked #95 of 153 things to do in Bruges
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

The Lamp museum is located in the same building as the Chocolate museum. It is a fantastic collection of lamps with the explanations of how lighting evolved throughout the centuries. This is less popular than the chocolate museum, but give it a chance - you won't be hustled along with a crowd of people. We really enjoyed it.

1  Thank BeanBeanie
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We did not have time to make a second visit this year but I spent a couple of hours in here last year.

For me - as a technologist with an interest in lighting - it was a great visit. The early material about fat and grease lamps was quite interesting but the display of ingenious oil lamps with magnificently engineered systems for refilling, keeping wick at correct length etc. was great.

The later material about filament lamps was interesting in historic and technological contexts.

Some up-dating of the 'latest' section would be a good idea.

If you have an interest in this sort of thing - a very good visit - if not ........ !! but then again I am not interested in a chip museum so - horses for courses!!

3  Thank Peter L
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Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

We went in here because we had a city card. It is inside the chocolate museum with separate entrance. Not really our thing but was interesting. A lot of lamps on display. Was nobody else in so we just wandered round on our own.

2  Thank SAT007
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

When you expect to learn about modern lighting technology, this is not the place to go. After climbing stairs and lenghty dwelling on ancient lighting times, the museum ends with 2008 knowledge and states that LED is not really a serious light source for general use. Please update your exhibition.

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Reviewed 26 March 2013

Worth a visit as a different and informing experience. Traces the history of light. Very much enjoyed this attraction. Hidden gem as everyone pushing through the chocolate museum. No one else was there except me and my mum over 3floors! Strange experience!

Entrance is through the chocolate museum and beware once in the light museum section you have to exit the exhibition to get a toilet. This means re entering through the main entrance and re using your Bruges card to get another ticket. Go before you start!

A definite must when in Bruges.

1  Thank lindsay b
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