Philips Light Bulb Factory


At the Philips Light Bulb Factory you can see how light bulbs were made in the 19th century. This is where the Philips brothers first produced their now world-famous light bulbs.Visitors can experience the atmosphere of the 19th century during a tour of the first and oldest Philips factory building located right in the city centre.

Housed in the same building is the Artificial Light in Art Museum which shows collections of paintings and sculptures related to the use and effects of artificial light. This fascinating collection includes over 600 objects including light sculptures, paintings, pastels, gouaches, antique and modern graphic works (lithos, etchings, silkscreen prints) and posters. Brochures and tours are available in English.