Welcome to evoluon.org!

The Evoluon was a museum dedicated to science and technology, and the place of technology in society. It was closed for the public in 1989 and has not been re-opened as a public museum since. It was a unique hands-on museum, where visitors did not only look at the exhibits but also were able to interact with them. You actually were allowed to touch things.

There is not one website on the Internet about the best days of the Evoluon in the 70s and 80s. The site you are visiting now will try to fill this void. This will not be easy, since a lot from this period has been thrown in the trash. Only a few pictures and artifacts remain. If you have any pictures or other memento's of the Evoluon, please contact us so we can add them to this site! You can contact Kees, the dedicated maintainer of this website, by e-mailing him via this address.

Great news! The Evoluon will reopen september 2022!


The iconic Evoluon in Eindhoven will open its doors on Sunday September 25th, 2022 with the RetroFuture exhibition. In a spectacular and interactive setting with design, art, science and film, where we take you into the world of future thinkers, dreamers and designers. Dive into the future with us.

Get your tickets at nextnature.net/retrofuture

Senster reborn

The Senster, the iconic robot that was in the Evoluon from 1970 to 1974 has been reborn in Krakow, Poland. A team from the University of Krakow bought the skeleton and in just over a year the entire Senster was restored. October 2018 it was first shown as part of the opening of the university's 100th academic year. It is not on permanent display, but is shown as part of media events. It was at this exhibition Exhibition artbots. On the site of the university there also is this page: Interactive sculpture Senster reactivated after more than forty years

History - This link has a short introduction to the history of this unique building.

The Gidofoon - If you wanted to be shown around in the Evoluon, but no guide was available, you could rent a cassette player and a tape, which would talk you through a small part of the exhibition. On the tape it said where you had to go to and what was seen there. When you got there, a bell told you to switch off the player and look at the objects at your leisure. When you were finished, you switched the recorder on again and it took you to the next object. This site features some mp3's and pictures of the so-called Gidofoon.

The Senster - Close to the Entrance of the Evoluon was a magnificent robot, a cybernetic sculpture built by Edward Ihnatowicz. It was the first computer controlled piece of art.

Evoluon film - Ernst Leefsma found in his archives a rare Laser vision disc with a 12 minute film about the Evoluon uit 1969. It is great to see these images again! Via the link on the left you can see stills from the film- or even download the complete thing!

Evoluon pictures - Here you'll find pictures that Kees collected from all kinds of different sources. If you have pictures Kees hasn't, he'd love to put them on this site!

Museums - Some dutch museums have things from the Evoluon in their collection. Under the Museums-link you can find pictures of Kees' visit to the Philips museum in Eindhoven, and information on other museums where you can find Evoluon-things.

The Evoluon amateur radio station - In the Evoluon was a permanently manned amateur radio station. Radio amateurs who contacted this station got a special 'qsl' card from the operators. On this site we have images of these cards and the story of one radio amateur.

Evoluon mementos - As a visitor you could take many small mementos home from the Evoluon. This is what we got so far.

Friends of the Evoluon - Do you think it is a shame the Evoluon no longer has an exhibition? Join the Friends of the Evoluon