The Olympic Museum

Myriam Loulid
Myriam Loulid
The Olympic Museum is a quintessential activity for visitors to Lausanne, the Olympic capital of the world and headquarter of the IOC since a century. It stands out firstly thanks to its ideal location, on the shore of Lake Geneva, in a beautiful frame with its 8000-sqm park and second thanks to the modernity of the building and of the equipment. Composed of one permanent exhibition and one temporary one, the museum is not just a presentation of the Olympic Games but tackles broader themes and offers many interactive activities.

The exhibition

The permanent exhibition explores three large themes, each one corresponding to a floor: the Olympic world, the Olympic Games and the Olympic spirit. The visitor gets the chance to discover mythical objects such as the first Swiss bob, the torches of every edition of the Games and the collection of every medal since 1896. The high points of the museum are the interactive activities, which allow visitors to test their agility and reflexes in different games or to interview athletes through computing technologies. Do not miss the short movie on a 180° screen: “In the heart of the race”.

Your events at the Olympic Museum

The Olympic Museum offers the possibility to organize Gala evenings, cocktails or conferences. Two conference rooms for 20 to 200 pax. are at disposal. Different welcome areas such as the reception hall for 190 pax, the museum’s restaurant or the exhibition’s room are ideals for cocktails and aperitifs. Outside, the “L’Esplanade” at the center of the park and surrounded by Olympic emblems can welcome up to 400 pax. Note that the welcome areas give access to the panoramic terrace, which offers a splendid view over the Lake Geneva, the Alps and the beautiful museum’s park.

The park

The Museum’s park is also very interesting. It hosts many art pieces, a fountain of 32 meters and diverse flora thanks to the numerous water features. To fully enjoy the park, the museum organizes activities such as slackline or a 100m race.