Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Lausanne
(4.3/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
Discover the history of the Olympic movement at Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), an interactive venue packed with engaging and informative exhibits. Founded in 1993, the museum uses audio-visual displays and themed galleries to attract nearly 250,000 sports and history buffs each year. Start your tour at the galleries dedicated to the history of the ancient Games and their modern rebirth, featuring torches used in various opening ceremonies. As you move through the galleries, use individual viewing stations to explore thousands of video clips documenting major moments in sports history. Finish your visit at the museum park, which contains a collection of sports-themed sculptures by artists Jean Tinguely, Fernando Botero, and many others. A visit to Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Lausanne family vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • If you are in Lausanne or nearby, you have to visit this American style museum! Nice for kids as well! 
  • A fine Museum, functional, playful... really interesting anyway. Even if you're not a fan of the sport and Olympic Games there are self-employed, including the temporary expo... and besides, the Museum is located opposite Lake Geneva ;)
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  • The gardens are very beautiful and have legal sports sculptures. The Museum is very interesting and tells the story of the games, in addition to temporary exhibitions about cities where happen the Olympics.
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  • Great fun for family. I didn't even pay to go into the museum galleries (lack of time), just hung out around atrium and gift shop, strolled outside in the gardens, looked at the torch flame and architecture, ran the track and compared my time against Bolt's... Very lovely. Exterior areas are relatively bike friendly; grab a bike from Lausanne bike borrowing stands (one right near the museum on the street below) and have some fun in the city!
  • Great place to spend 2-3 hours during the weekend. The museum hosts several collections, projections, games. The first collection focuses on the history of modern Olympic games and the involvement of Pierre de Coubertin in founding the Olympic committee. The other exhibitions focus actually on games, past winners at the Olympics, and on sporting equipment. There is also a playground where both children and adults can relax and have some fun. The museum has also a nice restaurant. The view from the terrace is excellent. Highly recommended.
  • Very well organized, you will experience the entire history of the Olympic Games with plenty of memorabilia and interactive games. Ideal for children from 8 to 16. Unforgettable view on the Leman lake.
  • It was my second time there; theh have renovated the place (but some parts seem still closed). the museum is interesting and contains a lot of audio visual material. if you dont want to pay the expensive entrance ticket, just visit the garden at tge entrance. it is worthwile.
  • A great place to visit if you are interested in sports. The museum is really well designed a has a great presentation layout. not expensive at all. It also has a few interactive displays that children can play with.