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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 September 8, 2018
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 June 2, 2018
Horsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wondered what on earth the museum could be. It was a revelation. Really interesting and well worth a visit. We almost missed it. Don't be put off by its title - it takes you through the whole of history and man's relationship with fire...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We only went here because it was included in a joint ticket with the museums of chocolate and frites. When we told the man at the desk in the chocolate experience that we also had a ticket for the lantern museum he smirked and said,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

Amazing displays from a private collection of lamps and lighting throughout the ages. Starts with the beginnings of making light via fire right through to modern day and the different methods used.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 2, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed March 8, 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed February 12, 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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 28, 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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank springlering
Reviewed October 14, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
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