Philips Museum
Philips Museum
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Philips Museum is located in the center of Eindhoven, where Gerard Philips produced his first light bulbs in 1891. Here you will be taken into the story of the company. You see how Philips is constantly reinventing itself and how it plays an important role in social change with innovative technology. First with electric light, later with radio, television and the arrival of the digital age. And right now Philips is at the forefront of major changes in healthcare. Always with the aim: to improve people's lives.
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Sandeep D
Haarlem, The Netherlands120 contributions
Jul 2021
I have a great admiration about Philips as one of those organizations whose groundbreaking contributions are unanimously acknowledged & part of the history. By visiting Philips Museum, I was completely convinced of this statement. I felt mesmerized witnessing that astounding amount of contributions of Philips in numerous domains of electrical communication medical science & technology for well over a century & which is continue counting....the advancement & amount of research Philips is putting in the area of Medical science is truly inspirational and it is showcased quite beautifully. We took a guided tour & our immersive experience of touring through the museum was greatly enhanced thanks to the vivid narration of our guide Ms Beppie. We are thankful to her for allowing us to experience Philips & its richest legacy in science & technology in such a lively & interesting manner. She shared so many interesting facts & figures about Philips and its initial days. If you are a history or science & technology geek, I would highly recommend to take a guided tour. It was true experience of seeing some of those primitive artefacts like the first filament bulb, the Rontgen Tube, The First Television... it is a super rich collection so nicely preserved & showcased for the visitors. It is like an experience of walking thru the lanes in history of technology & innovation. It is a true & overwhelming lifetime experience witnessing the glorious past & exciting future & how Philips have become an integral part of it. The museum is renovated factory building of Philips where the first electric filament bulb was manufactured. It is scintillating experience seeing the chimney and the factory room still preserved with original or simulated artefacts. The amount of care attention is put in to preserve each of the artifacts will make me feel speechless. The visit is accentuated with the small souvenir shop & you will hardly be able to resist yourself to take a piece or two with you as a memorabilia for your long term collections! For kids the treasure hunt is super exciting & my son enjoyed it a lot! A bonus was the temporary exposition on PSV & its glory & sporting history. If you are at Enidhover for at least a day or two, it is a must in your TO DO List!
Written July 21, 2021
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Thank you Sandeep for your extensive and nice review! We will make sure to pass on your compliments to Ms Beppie! At the museum we aim for a good overview of our rich past & the exciting new future- good to hear you liked this combination at our museum. Happy to hear that your son had a great time treasure hunting, and hopefully he has a nice (souvenir) memory of your families visit. When back in Eindhoven, we hope to see you again !
Written July 23, 2021
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JamesFFC
Maidenhead, UK655 contributions
Jul 2020
Didn't go expecting a huge amount, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I learned and how interactive and wide-ranging the exhibits were. The museum is really well done.

The cost for an adult ticket is 9euros and it took me just under 2 hours to go through the museum - I went slowly, however. The real standouts for me were hearing about Jan Zwartendijk and the thousands he saved during WW2 by giving out Curacao visas. There are some excellent stories of survivors and the quite epic journeys they took from Lithuania.

I also really enjoyed the section on PSV Eindhoven and the history of this great football club. It was really interesting to see how this company has shaped so much of this city, and especially so the football club.

The staff were really friendly and there is a good audio tour for the last bit. The virtual reality headsets give an interesting look into the future of urban cities and how Philips envisions us living in the future - the virtual reality headsets are super cool and would be suitable for both young and old.

I can't recommend this museum enough. If in Eindhoven, make sure you take the time to visit!
Written July 13, 2020
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Thank you very much for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again when you're back in Eindhoven.
Written July 17, 2020
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Luke Hoare Greene
Dublin, Ireland111 contributions
Dec 2019
A really cool place and interesting for almost anyone, even non-tech geeks. The staff were friendly and there are lockers for your bag and an area for your coat which was a helpful touch.

The museum is decent in length and covers a lot of stuff, from lighting to medical devices, and future technology too. I had no idea Phillips was involved with so many different things.

I wish there was more video or audio content, but it was more than worth the price of admission and easy to recommend.
Written January 7, 2020
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Thank you very much for your comprehensive review. We look forward to seeing you again.
Written January 8, 2020
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Arbox
Amsterdam, The Netherlands163 contributions
Dec 2021
We recently visited the Philips Museum.

All in all it was interesting to learn about the history of Philips. Some interesting details (will not spoiler) were shared that are most likely unknown to the general public (although quite significant in nature).

We did leave with the feeling it was "just a nice activity to do but nothing mindblowing". The reason is that the museum for 95% involves reading. Reading texts about the history. But come on guys - Philips has been a major technology world player. Surely it must be possible to make the museum more interesting. For instance offer the possibility to interact with Philips domestic appliances throughout the years, see the technicalities of a MRI scanner, observe the different lighting solutions developed over the years, and so on and so on.
Written December 22, 2021
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Hello Arbox, Thank you for your review and comments. It is good to hear that your visit was an interesting one. We are constantly looking for improvements of the visititor - experience. So, thank you very much for your suggestions. They are appreciated and noted!
Written January 10, 2022
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GuppeC
Hulshout, Belgium602 contributions
Jul 2022
Fun and interesting museaum to visit for all ages. My son of 9 enjoyed the visit, see the ' ancient tools' that he never has seen before. It is interactive, it is old and new technology, it is educational without becoming too 'heavy'.
It is a Philips museum, yet the message is not always positive, they also highligh some less postive episodes, which is good.
I actually recommended it to family who will be visiting Eindhoven shortly.
Note: easy to purchase tickets in advance online, and very friendly people in the museum to help if needed.
Written July 20, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It is good to know that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to receive your family;
Written August 6, 2022
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tjohns82
Kilkenny, Ireland75 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
My grandparents both worked at the Philips factory in Eindhoven (my Oma in the 40s and my Opa in the 50s), so I was interested to learn a bit about this I part of my family history.

The museum is very well done with lots of old pieces of technology on display. There is a very interesting exhibit on a man (Jan Zwartendijk) who saved over 2000 people while working for Philips in Lithuania. We also enjoyed this history of the PSV football team which was located upstairs.

The staff is very friendly and the audiotour was interesting. My partner loved Philly the robot as well!
Written October 29, 2021
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Thank you for your review. It is good to hear that you liked the museum, in particularly our tribute to Jan Zwartendijk and the attention we give, in a temporary exhibition, to the history of PSV (Philips Sports Club) founded in 1913.
Written November 24, 2021
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cpinto7
Rotterdam, The Netherlands25 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Well organized, not too crowded with interesting material and content, just perfect in size and diversity of exhibitions. and super friendly staff.
Learn about Phillips, Eindhoven, wwII, being a visionair and social involvement.
Really a must see!
Written August 1, 2020
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Thank you very much for your review. We look forward to seeing you again in the Philips Museum.
Written August 3, 2020
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Adam Murphy
London, UK1 contribution
Apr 2021
Attended a virtual Design tour last night, was fanatastic! Just as good as the real physical experience which I visited before the "lockdown". You get to really travel the space and still see and hear these incredible stories of people, society, culture, innovation, and Philips. The Philips history is so broad and rich it is never the same experience!
Written April 16, 2021
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Jeremy A
Bainbridge Island, WA38 contributions
Jan 2020
The Philips Museum tells the story of Philips. From Lighting to Xray to Radio\TV, and Music, Philips has a rich history of innovations and inventions and many examples can be seen here. It's also free if you are a Philips Employee (show your badge)
Written January 22, 2020
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Thanks for your review. Until next time.
Written January 23, 2020
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Nring
Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands1,184 contributions
Jun 2021
A small museum with the history of the Philips company. From the invention of the light bulb to the medical appliances they make nowadays. The volunteers can tell everything about Philips and their products, many of them have worked for Philips.
To see their product from the 80's and 90's was a trip down memory lane :-)
Interesting to see how one company was so involved with the daily lifestyle of their employees. With sportclubs, health services etc. The cafeteria serves delicious coffee and pastries. We've spend just over an hour due to closing time. Will come back to see the rest of the exhibition.
Written July 30, 2021
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Thank you for your review - the museum certainly is a trip down on memory lane for most of our visitors. When you come back to see the rest of the exhibition: there is an audiotour for the temporary PSV exhhibition
Written August 10, 2021
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