Philips Museum

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The Philips Museum is located in the centre of the city, on the spot where Gerard Philips made the first Philips light bulb in 1891. The story of 125 years of innovation and entrepreneurship is told here. You can discover the newest technology with the interactive ‘Innovation and you’ Experience and the iPad Mission Eureka game. Past, present and future come together in an authentic way in this old factory where retired employees explain enthusiastically how Philips grew from an ambitious young business to become a world-leader in the fields of consumer electronics, lighting and health care. Be inspired by the old factory where you can almost breathe in the production of the first light bulb.

Immerse yourself in history
The enormous expansion o…

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The Philips Museum is located in the centre of the city, on the spot where Gerard Philips made the first Philips light bulb in 1891. The story of 125 years of innovation and entrepreneurship is told here. You can discover the newest technology with the interactive ‘Innovation and you’ Experience and the iPad Mission Eureka game. Past, present and future come together in an authentic way in this old factory where retired employees explain enthusiastically how Philips grew from an ambitious young business to become a world-leader in the fields of consumer electronics, lighting and health care. Be inspired by the old factory where you can almost breathe in the production of the first light bulb.

Immerse yourself in history
The enormous expansion of Philips at the beginning of the 20th century completely transformed Eindhoven. The city centre has a surprising amount of cultural heritage. Take a short walk accompanied by a guide past the former factory and Anton Philips’s former head office. A special bus tour will take you through the city’s rich Philips history, including the ‘forbidden city’:  the old Philips Strijp S site, now the beating and creative heart of the city and the main destination for every visitor to the renowned Dutch Design Week.

 Very nice people, great lighting, a sense of pride and passion.
Being just five minutes’ walk from the Central Station and with three multi-storey car parks in the immediate vicinity, a visit to this well organised museum can easily be combined with a visit to the fifth city of the Netherlands. Witness how pride in its own history is combined with typical Brabant modesty during a multilingual tour by one of the former Philips employees. Or as a previous visitor commented, “The enthusiasm of the staff is second to none!”

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Opening hours

  • every Mondayclosed
  • every Tuesdayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Wednesdayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Thursdayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Fridayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Saturdayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Sundayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • The Philips museum will be closed on 25 April and 2 May, 12 May (from 16.00 hours) and 13 May. The museum will also be closed on New Year’s Day (1 January), the Saturday before the Carnival weekend (6 February), Easter Sunday (27 March), King’s Day (27 April) and over the Christmas period (25-26 December). On Christmas Eve and on New Year's Eve the museum will be closed from 15.00 hours. On Easter Monday (28 March) and Whit Monday (16 May) the Philips Museum will be open.

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  • from €5.00 to €9.00

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  • ChildrenYes