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About the Philips Museum

From light bulbs to innovative healthcare


The Philips Museum is located in the heart of Eindhoven, where Gerard Philips produced his first light bulbs in 1891. The museum takes visitors on a tour of the company’s rich history. You get to see how Philips constantly reinvents itself and how its innovative technology plays an important role in social changes. First with electric light and later on with radio, television and the dawn of the digital age. These days, Philips stands at the forefront of major innovations in the healthcare sector. As ever, the company’s goal is to improve people’s lives.

Travel back to 1891 and witness how the first light bulbs were made. Go on a trip down memory lane with Philips’ various products and inventions and experience the interactive displays of Innovation & You.

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The Philips Museum is accessible for wheelchair and mobility scooter

Guide dogs allowed


Philips Museum
Emmasingel 31
5611 AZ Eindhoven

General reception Philips Museum:
+31 (0)40 235 90 30

Bookings and Sales:
+31 (0)6 - 29 12 30 86

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