We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lumina Domestica - The Lamp Museum

Sint-Jansplein Wijnzakstraat 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 61 22 37
Website
Save
Review Highlights
yikes

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
hunnybuns82
,
Montreal, Canada
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
via mobile
Read all 57 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“oil lamps” (5 reviews)
“choco story” (7 reviews)
“collector” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION
Sint-Jansplein Wijnzakstraat 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
CONTACT
Website
+32 50 61 22 37
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Bruges
from US$24.40
More Info
from US$25.00
More Info
from US$95.00
More Info
from US$13.80
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (57)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"oil lamps"
in 5 reviews
"choco story"
in 7 reviews
"collector"
in 4 reviews
"collection"
in 5 reviews
"curator"
in 2 reviews
"evolved"
in 3 reviews
"history"
in 12 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank hunnybuns82
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 May 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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...More

Thank Marisa L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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....More

Thank RHAHJ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 97 hotels in Bruges
Hotel Biskajer Adults Only
730 reviews
.06 km away
Hotel Cordoeanier
1,119 reviews
.08 km away
Hotel Martin's Relais
1,011 reviews
.13 km away
Hotel Heritage - Relais & Chateaux
1,803 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Restaurants
De Plaats
87 reviews
.11 km away
Patisserie Academie
270 reviews
.13 km away
Belgian Pigeon House
461 reviews
.01 km away
At Tattie's
192 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
St. Walburga's Church (Sint-Walburgakerk)
131 reviews
.18 km away
Jan Van Eyck Square
327 reviews
.09 km away
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum
2,796 reviews
.00 km away
Bacchus Cornelius Beer and Jenever House
28 reviews
.13 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Lumina Domestica - The Lamp Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit