An Olympic capital since 1994, Lausanne is home to the Olympic Museum, founded in 1993 by the IOC (International Olympic Committee), based in Lausanne for more than 100 years! Fully renovated in 2013, the museum is equipped with modern facilities to ensure the best possible visitor experience. Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, the IOC's only official museum enjoys an idyllic setting.
The Olympic Museum in Lausanne is more than just a museum, its role is to reflect the Olympic Movement and pass on its fundamental values beyond the stadiums and competitions!
The Olympic Museum in Lausanne offers 3,000 m² of exhibition space and 150 screens, as well as a large number of installations that allow visitors to immerse themselves in the world of Olympism, have fun and experiment. The permanent exhibition includes the origins of Olympism and an impressive collection of over 1,500 exclusive objects - from Olympic torches to players' equipment and the coveted Olympic medals.
The museum reflects all the richness and diversity of Olympism and focuses not only on the lives of famous athletes but also on what goes on behind the scenes in staging the Olympic Games. A fun and interactive place for children to explore, it is ideal for a family outing.
The permanent collection is not the only highlight of the museum, which regularly stages temporary exhibitions. Visitors can also discover a magnificent ‘Olympic Park’ dotted with works of art on the theme of sport. This 8 000m² green space is an essential part of a visit to the Olympic Museum and has a monumental fountain, superb sculptures, and sports facilities.
For a welcome break and something to eat and drink, the restaurant TOM Café serves refined seasonal dishes and offers a panoramic view of Lake Geneva and the Alps.
So, what are you waiting for? Go along and experience the Olympic Games at the official museum of the Olympic Games!
Le musée Olympique
Quai Ourchy 1
Adult (from 16 yrs): 20 CHF
Retired people, students, people with disabilities: 14 CHF
Adult accompanying a person with a disability: 14 CHF
Children (under 15) accompanied by an adult: free of charge