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Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)

1 quai d'Ouchy, Lausanne 1001, Switzerland
41 21 621 65 11
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Ranked #3 of 36 Attractions in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Dining
Traveler Description: The Olympic Museum (1 Quai d’Ouchy) is located on the Ouchy shore, which is easily accessible if you take the Metro Flon down to the Ouchy stop or if... more »
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Without doubt one of the most inspiring places you could visit. From the lakefront setting, up through the garden steps past the fine sculptures, 100m running track and even a high jump, into the main entrance - you know your visit is going to be special. The museum balances the movement's history and the contemporary games beautifully. There are many... More

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Tenafly, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Newly renovated and the changes, particularly the ability to use touch screens throughout make it one of the best interactive museums ever! A must for athletes and olympic fans. Covers every aspect of the olympics from the design and layout of most modern venues, torches of each olympiad, reviews of opening and closing ceremonies, evolution of sports equipment, nutrition and... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

a large exhibition with everything Olympic from start to finish. Plenty to see and do. Good for children too. Allow plenty of time as there are things to see outside as well as in. (Fee for inside) audio guide also available.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The olympic museum has a great new look and feel. A lot of great animation, technical fancy things. A must for each sportsman and sportswoman. Tips: - not preferred for kids below 9 - with Raiffeisen card free entry - museum language = Eng / French - electronic guide for other languages = 5.- chf - bring your own earplugs

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Chennai (Madras), India
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

If you are fans of the Olympics, you will love this place. If you aren't a fan of museums or the olympics, you can miss it. But if you have time and you are bored, you should visit this place for the views of Lake Geneva. Its beautiful if you visit in the evening / night, you can see lights... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I have visited the previous museum, but I find the new museum better arranged and more interactive. I also like its new location as there are many hotels within 10 mins walking distance to it. Try the museum's cafe which serves a good lunch and offers a commanding view of the lake in front. Don't forget to also browse through... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Interesting place for an afternoon visit for CHF 18 per person. Plenty of interactive exhibits and facts about the origin of the games, founder, cities, artefacts etc. This is more of a museum about the developments and achievements of the Olympic organisation itself, rather than the athletes taking part. All very modern and well put together.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Brilliant trip with the staff being very helpful. A must for any sport fan. Especially liked the fact that it was interactive.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Olympic Museum in Lausanne has an amazing atmosphere. From the surrounding gardens to the museum itself, everything exhales the olympic spirit. I recommend to everyone who is interested in history and sports.

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Annapolis, MD
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The Museum interactive history about Olympic is first class, the sculpture around the grounds are marvelous, the whole story behind the events through sport to put all countries together was genius.

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