The Lamp Museum, Brugge

The Lamp Museum, Brugge

The lamp Museum in Bruges also called the Lumina Domestica is dedicated to showing man’s journey from darkness to light. It has the largest collection of lamps in the world.

The Lamp Museum has over 6500 lamps and is popular among children and adult visitors. Displays at the museum trace the history of lighting from the Stone Age to the recent LED lights. A video about the history of lamps is screened to explain the exhibits better. Visitors are welcomed by the genie from Aladdin’s oil lamp. The Museum is the most complete repository featuring 40,000 years of the evolution of lighting in the world.

The Lamp Museum consists of an array of different types of lights. Visitors can see lights from the stone Magdaleense lamp to the modern incandescent lamps. There is also a gift shop with different types of lamps for sale. The shop also has books on lighting including an interesting one about the history of lamps in general and electric lighting in particular.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm; Closed: December 24, 25, 31, January 1, during the 2nd and the 3rd week of January

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Sight Name: The Lamp Museum
Sight Location: Brugge, Belgium
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Museums and Galleries Tour II  

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