Olympic Museum Lausanne2253 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- 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.
Olympic Museum Lausanne Travel Tips
- 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.
Entrance Ticket Details For Olympic Museum Lausanne
- 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.
How to Reach Olympic Museum Lausanne
- 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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Olympic Museum Lausanne Reviews & Ratings
This is one of the nicest museums I've ever been to. Interactive and modern exhibits make the entrance fee worth every penny. Give yourself 2-3 hours for this museum, easily. Lots of opportunities to rest and sit, watch fun historic videos, and learn new things. Just don't drink anything while you're in because there is no bathroom in the museum itself, only on the entrance and exit.
Nice museum. Not a big one, but clearly showing the early stages of Olympic movement, the latest Olympics games and some memorabilia. Max 2 hour visit. And don't forget to try out the last stages with some target based physical activities.
A good place to visit if you are into sports and like Olympics. By coming into the The Olympics Museum you will learn more about the history of Olympics. The different sports that were on competition. You start on Ground level and walk up to second floor and going around each floor, looking at photographs and also the attires, shoes, sports materials use by the athletes. The story or history of Olympics is briefly explain. But you can spend more time here and learn more. I suggest coming here with more free time so you can take advantage of no time pressure and really enjoy and learn. 🇱🇰
From the outside it may look lacking in attraction value, but the inside is truly a magical experience. Just waltz in and let the place absorb you. It's amazing.
The Olympic Museum was terrific. We took 3 kids (all under 12 and over 5) and they loved it. There are enough interactive things for them to touch and do to keep them entertained and the way the history and information is blended into the exhibits is excellent - from the high jump world record bar you walk under on the way in, to the medals and outfits to see.