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🖼️ Olympic Museum

Address
Quai d'Ouchy 1, 1006 Lausanne
Phone 1
Keyword
2017 Oct
  • Date de Visite
    29.10.2017
  • Création
    1993 (Renové en 2013)
  • Fréquentation
    304'000 (2016)

Olympic Museum


The Olympic Museum in Lausanne is created in 1993 at the instigation of the then President, Juan Antonio Samaranch, and completely renovated in 2013. It is located on the shores of Lake Geneva in Ouchy and presents exhibitions on sport within the Olympic movement. In the park housing the museum you can see some sculptures related to sports. With more than 300’000 visitors per year, it is one of the most visited museums in Western Switzerland.

The entrance to the Olympic Park which contains the museum.
The entrance to the Olympic Park which contains the museum. Olympic Museum Lausanne

The entrance to the Olympic Museum with a high jumping structure set at a world record level of almost 2.5 metres.
The entrance to the Olympic Museum with a high jumping structure set at a world record level of almost 2.5 metres. Olympic Museum Lausanne

The ticket office on the ground floor of the museum.
The ticket office on the ground floor of the museum. Olympic Museum Lausanne

Weather


Access


Paid parking spaces are available along the lake road in front of the museum or at the Navigation Parking 500 metres from the entrance to the Olympic Park.

Museum’s layout


The museum consists of 4 floors and an outdoor exhibition area. The interior space includes 3 permanent exhibitions and starts on the first floor and ends in the basement.

  1. Basement
  2. Rez
  3. First floor
  4. Second floor

A floor map in the Olympic Museum.
A floor map in the Olympic Museum. Olympic Museum Lausanne

Level 2


Level 2 consists of a cafeteria with a gallery and a terrace with a nice view of Lake Geneva.

The Tom Café.
The Tom Café. Olympic Museum Lausanne

The gallery.
The gallery. Olympic Museum Lausanne

The view of Lake Geneva from the terrace.
The view of Lake Geneva from the terrace. Olympic Museum Lausanne

Level 1


Level 1 deals with the theme of the Olympic world. It traces the history of the Olympic movement from the Greek period to the present day.

A panel on Olympism in Greek times.
A panel on Olympism in Greek times. Olympic Museum Lausanne

Another panel listing the dates of the ancient Olympic Games.
Another panel listing the dates of the ancient Olympic Games. Olympic Museum Lausanne

Level 0


Level 0 deals with the theme of the Olympic Games. It gives an overview of the different Olympic activities. For example, it groups together objects that belonged to the different champions.

The stairs to go down to level 0.
The stairs to go down to level 0. Olympic Museum Lausanne

Bolt’s shoes.
Bolt's shoes. Olympic Museum Lausanne

Federer’s racket.
Federer's racket. Olympic Museum Lausanne

Level -1


Level -1 addresses the theme of the Olympic spirit. It shows aspects related to the games such as fraternity, Fair Play or nutrition. Some agility games are available at the end of the museum.

The stairs go down to level -1.
The stairs go down to level -1. Olympic Museum Lausanne

An agility game for the visitor.
An agility game for the visitor. Olympic Museum Lausanne

A table showing the physiology of the athletes according to their discipline.
A table showing the physiology of the athletes according to their discipline. Olympic Museum Lausanne

Outside


The outside of the museum displays sculptures in the Olympic Park and presents different disciplines of athletics such as a 100-metre track, a high jump bar and shot put balls in order to get a closer look at what they look like.

A sculpture of cyclists.
A sculpture of cyclists. Olympic Museum Lausanne

Video


A video on the museum.

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