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“Excellent place for a rainy day activity around Lake Geneva”

Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)
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Ranked #3 of 92 things to do in Lausanne
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

We visited the Olympic Museum on the one really rainy day during our visit to Switzerland and really enjoyed it. The museum covers the history of the games up to the present day, explanations of how the modern games are organized and run and a great interactive section on how athletes prepare themselves. It is a very modern museum (I believe it reopened after a 2 year renovation at the end of 2013) with plenty of multimedia exhibits. We particularly enjoyed the big screen display combining TV footage from several opening ceremonies.

Fortunately for us, by the time we had finished the main exhibitions indoors (around 2 1/2 hours), the rain had stopped and we were able to enjoy the museum's gardens which overlook the Lake. The highlight there is a real 100m running track where you can compare your time over the distance with that of Usain Bolt's!

Thank Daniel R
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Reviewed 29 August 2014

Go there and enjoy many happy hours. Lots of stuff to see, videos to watch and games to Play. For sure a pace to come back to.

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Reviewed 29 August 2014

If you have a change to visit only one museum in Lausanne, this is it. You will see the full history of the Olympic games inside, and besides that, you are in Olympic capital; you should miss its Olympic museum. Take you time inside, and enjoy!

Thank georgekavtr
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Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

Impressive building and great fun looking at the Olympic record exhibits outside. There a 100m sprint track you can run along and a few other things. The cafe upstairs has fantastic views. We didn't go into the museum itself but great to visit all the same.

Thank PeteSavvides
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

When I arrived at the museum, I hesitated to pay the hefty entrance fee (18CHF/12CHF for sudents) but decided to go for it. Ended up spending 3.5 hours in there, absolutely entranced by the quality of the information, the depth of history presented, and the quality of the sports equipment on display. It was great to be right there with no wall between you and that token football, or ski, or ice skate. Very interactive with enough stimulation to keep anyone occupied for hours. The new layout and organization of the building was brilliantly designed. Highly recommended activity for anyone visiting Lausanne, whether you're a sports fan or not, especially on a rainy day :) What I don't recommend is going with a time limit shorter than 2 hours - there is so much to explore, you won't want to miss any of it!

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