Philips Museum, Eindhoven

Philips Museum, Eindhoven (must see)

Philips Museum details the history of the Philips electronic company. The museum, established in 2013, is held in the original Philips factory.

The museum building is a national monument constructed in 1888. The building's first purpose was the manufacturing of incandescent light bulbs.

Visitors to the Philips Museum will see permanent exhibitions along with rotating displays. The permanent exhibitions show the evolution of the light bulb, from a dimly-lit room with only candlelight to an area that mimics a lamp factory.

Several historic lamps can be seen at the Philips Museum. Patrons will find incandescent lamps, fluorescent lamps, sodium lamps, and LED lamps.

The museum also displays medical devices like X-rays, CT equipment, and MRI scanners. The Philips factory began producing medical equipment in 1918. Other items on display include radios, televisions, kitchen appliances, and electric shavers.

Philips Museum has a permanent exhibit called "Innovation & You." This interactive exhibit shows the future of healthcare. Visitors of all ages can watch themselves through infrared monitors and compare their health statistics to other museum visitors.

Another permanent exhibit is called "Philips Eyecatchers." This exhibition shows artwork from early advertising designed by famous artists like Louis Kalff, Mathieu Clement, Albert Hahn, and Paul Schuitema.

Visitors will find more than displays at the Philips Museum. They will also enjoy a cafe with pastries and juices made from the fruit grown in the Philips Orchard and a gift shop with souvenirs.

Philips Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 AM to 5 PM. The museum closes for bank holidays and once yearly for regular maintenance.

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Sight Name: Philips Museum
Sight Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands (See walking tours in Eindhoven)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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