Olympic Museum LausanneCurrently Closed
- Address: Quai d'Ouchy 1, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +41-216216511
- Ticket Price: 15 CHF
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Landmark, Historical Site, Memorial, Family And Kids, Photo Gallery, Specialty Museums, Sculpture
The only place in the world to geek out on the Olympic Games. A quarter million annual visitors, a location right next to the OIC HQ, 10000 items on exhibit (making it the largest Olympic exhibit, not to mention the 87000 items in total) spread out over 3000 square metres, and spanning 2000+ years of Olympic history –this is the real deal. The museum makes fantastic use of multimedia that includes an HD 3D theatre that replays defining moments from Olympic history. The media collection also includes 430,000 photos, 17,500 hours of film footage, and 18,000 books in the Olympic Studies Centre.
The highlights include:
- The Olympic Flame
- the complete collection of Olympic Torches and the Olympic Medals
- Carl Lewis's "golden shoes" from the Los Angeles Olympics (1984)
- Chris Boardman's revolutionary bike from Barcelona (1992)
- Eric Heiden's record-breaking speed skates (Lake Placid, 1980)
- a four-man Swiss bobsleigh (Sarajevo, 1984) and so on
And if geeking out wasn’t enough, how do a terrific rooftop restaurant, and a park filled with spectacular sculptures (you can picnic here) grab you? Renovations that were completed in 2013 have only made the place better.
- Enjoy the panorama of Laussane from the TOM Cafe.
- “Navigation” underground car park is under Ouchy.
- Car park Beau-Rivage Palace.
- Car park Port d'Ouchy (about 800m from the museum).
- Two disabled parking spaces at the north entrance to the Museum.
- The lifts and public areas in the Museum are accessible to wheelchair users.
- Mobility maps are available at the reception desk.
- The Museum offers a portable hearing induction loop for audio guides.
- The multimedia elements of our permanent exhibitions are fitted with hearing induction loops.
- Guide dogs are allowed.
- There is a UBS ATM machine here.
- You can have a picnic on the terrace on the 1st level and in the Olympic Park.
- Smoking is Prihibited.
- Tickets can be purchased at the automatic ticket machines.
- CHF 14 for Senior citizens , CHF 10 for disabled persons , CHF 7 for aged 6-16 (sports clubs, camps, etc.), Free for under 6.
- Metro: M2 line stop Ouchy
- Bus: No. 2 bus stop Ouchy
- No. 8 or 25 stop MuséeOlympique
- The TOM Cafe
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95% of people who visit Lausanne include Olympic Museum Lausanne in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
68.32% of people start their Olympic Museum Lausanne visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Olympic Museum Lausanne
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A very informative museum about the Olympics - both ancient and modern. Very interactive and very interesting. You will learn things about the Olympics that you don’t even know about. You can spend the whole day here so try and make time for it.
Such a beautiful place! The garden and building are well designed. Inside you will find everything related to the Olympic games and it's history! Don't forget to have a drink or lunch at Tom's. Wonderful food with an amazing view overlooking the lake. Their weekend lunches are famous! So famous you have to reserve weeks ahead!
Excellent museum. Really cool memorabilia from the different Olympics. And an interesting overview of the history of the Olympics. It's obviously a bit biased but what can you expect, you need to take some of the info with a grain of salt especially when they espouse how great the Olympics are for the host cities. But definitely highly recommended if you are in the area
A Wonderful museum that exposes the history of the Olympic games summer and winter in all it's details from the organization to the participants to opening videos and films and press coverage. You can see the gold, silver and bronze medals of each session. You can also see and get information about the Olympic Villages and the clothes of the participating athletes and many other things that you can see in the pictures that I took while there. You need a whole day if not more if you want to see everything and read all the information plates and watch all the videos. One more thing, the organization of the museum is very efficient and you progress in your visit smoothly never feel lost.
Great museum. They accepted my Swiss travel pass so I was able to go in for free. I enjoyed the memorabilia and the activities. It's worth visiting the grounds even if you don't go inside.