Philips Museum

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Learn all about ground-breaking technologies in a playful way. Or perhaps you and your family would like to discover the history of the health technology company Philips. And then there is the Torchlight Treasure Hunt for the youngest children. There is something for everyone at the Philips Museum. If you would like to find out more about innovations and technologies related to light, sound and health, visit this winner of the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice 2022. Go back in time to when the first light bulbs were made to the further development of X-ray tubes, cassette tapes and LED lighting. Located in a unique historic spot in the heart of Eindhoven: the very first light bulb factory where Gerard Philips produced his first light bulbs in 1891!

‘…an exhilarating experience’
As a social co…

Learn all about ground-breaking technologies in a playful way. Or perhaps you and your family would like to discover the history of the health technology company Philips. And then there is the Torchlight Treasure Hunt for the youngest children. There is something for everyone at the Philips Museum. If you would like to find out more about innovations and technologies related to light, sound and health, visit this winner of the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice 2022. Go back in time to when the first light bulbs were made to the further development of X-ray tubes, cassette tapes and LED lighting. Located in a unique historic spot in the heart of Eindhoven: the very first light bulb factory where Gerard Philips produced his first light bulbs in 1891!

‘…an exhilarating experience’
As a social company, Philips has a major impact on today’s Eindhoven. Here, you can learn all about Philips’s influence on the city’s development. Furthermore, the company has also made a massive contribution to the historical origins of the Brainport region (still one of the smartest regions in the world). Discover more about the transition the company has gone through in the past decades. In the words of an enthusiastic visitor: ‘…the ultimate destination for everything related to Philips. It’s the reason I brought my children here: for a positively electric time! This museum is an exhilarating experience that will shock and surprise you ...

Numerous activities
Education and innovation go hand in hand in this welcoming museum where ‘Philips’s heritage’ is presented through various activities. Besides the aforementioned Torchlight Treasure Hunt and Mission Eureka (for families), the museum also organises a play, ‘The Lamp’, and mini lectures on various technical topics. The Museum Kids Factory workshop (for kids from 6 to 12 years) is offered during most school holidays. 

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Opening times

  • Every monday closed
  • Every tuesday from 11:00 to 17:00
  • Every wednesday from 11:00 to 17:00
  • Every thursday from 11:00 to 17:00
  • Every friday from 11:00 to 17:00
  • Every saturday from 11:00 to 17:00
  • Every sunday from 11:00 to 17:00
  • Open every 1st Thursday of the month until 9pm.
    During school holidays and on Easter and Whit Monday, the museum is also open on Mondays.
    The museum is closed on: 10 February (Carnival), 27 April (King's Day), 25 and 26 December (Christmas), 1 January (New Year's Day)

Prices

  • MJK (Museumjaarkaart)Free
  • ChildrenFree (up to 3 years)
  • Children€6.00 (from 4 to 17 years)
  • Students€6.00 (on presentation of a valid college card)
  • Adults€12.50

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