The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Lausanne

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Discover the history of the Olympic movement at The 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. Put The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Lausanne online itinerary maker.
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  • This is a great museum and the park is also great. Absolute a must see in Lausanne. The statues in the park are great. Kids love it also  more »
  • Amazing museum that shows the olympic spirit ! I would recommend a visit if you're in the area, its content is adapted for adults and children (which isn't always the case in the Swiss museums we...  more »
  • Really nice and interesting park for a walk. You can take a cup of coffee up there and start your day with such a fantastic view! Recommend!
  • A fantastic day out. Quite literally one of the best museum's I have ever visited. It's possible to spend an entire day there, don't expect to cover everything in a few hours. It's an extremely educational and entertaining experience with lots of interesting information and interactive exhibits about the Olympics. There's a restaurant and a lounge on the premises so you can take a break for lunch then go back on the tour. I'd recommend getting the optional audio guide as there's so many things to see and do, it's possible to get disoriented.

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