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 you walk down Avenue d’Ouchy towards the lake.  Turn left when you’re facing the lake and keep walking along the shore past the Chateau d’Ouchy and a small group of restaurants.  You will see it on your left, atop a winding path so long that they put a snack stand in the middle.  

This museum features everything you could want to know about the Olympics, from the founding of the Olympics in ancient Greece to the addition of the Winter Olympics to how new sports are added to the competitions.  They display some of the kinds of equipment used for various sports and have numerous displays with historical artifacts.  A popular to-see is a display of all the different designs from every year of the modern Olympics; this is a treat for anyone curious about what they look like up close and personal.  

  • From May 1 to September 30, the museum is open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • From October 1 to April 30, the museum is closed on Mondays and is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Please note that the Museum is currently (2012) closed for significant renovations and should re-open in 2013.  Check their site for details.

This is the link to the Official Website of the Olympic Movement  (IOC - International Olympic Committee).