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9 December 2021 to 27 February 2022

To mark the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, The Olympic Museum has put together a programme devoted to the history of the Winter Olympics and the current and future challenges the event faces.

18 MARCH – 21 NOVEMBER 2021

Discover the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and sports manga through two exhibitions, talks, themed weekends and an augmented reality app to feel that you’re in Tokyo while at The Olympic Museum.

Respecter les mesures sanitaires tout en célébrant le sport et l’Olympisme. Le programme complet de la manifestation gratuite, qui se tient durant les vacances scolaires vaudoises du 11 au 15 octobre 2020, compte plus de 25 activités et ateliers en ligne ! Toutes les informations ici.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Olympic Games Antwerp 1920, the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage presents a free exhibition at The Olympic Museum, from 25 June until the end of 2020, which takes a look at both the past and the present.

After being closed for three months, in line with the instructions of the Federal Public Health Office (OFSP) and the Vaud Council of State, The Olympic Museum, its shop and its restaurant will be reopening on 9 June, applying the measures stipulated by the OFSP to protect visitors and staff alike, and to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for everyone.

The Olympic Museum is making available a wealth of educational tools organised by theme to teachers and parents. The material is produced in close cooperation with teachers and experts in the areas addressed.

April 2020

in April, The Olympic Museum is 100% digital to stay in contact with its audience, wherever they may be. Stay connected!

From 24 January to 16 February 2020

To mark the Chinese New Year, traditional paintings by artist HE Jialin (CHN) are on display as part of the "China He" exhibition in the Galerie at The Olympic Museum. Entry is free of charge.

From 6 to 26 January 2020

Nearly 40,000 visitors immersed themselves in the world of Olympism by (re)discovering the permanent exhibition and two temporary exhibitions.

It was an unprecedented summer for The Olympic Museum, which beat all visitor number records for the June to August period since its opening in 1993.

2018 ended on a high: The Olympic Museum hosted over 290,000 visitors, the permanent exhibition presented a new approach to the Olympic spirit, and we welcomed our 5 millionth visitor!

From 10 May to 17 March 2019

What do the mascots, pictograms, torches and medals all have in common? Answer: their graphic identity! Bursting with colour and distinctive shapes, the visual identity developed for the Games reflects the spirit of a city and a country...

From 1st July 2018

For the holidays, set off on a journey through the Look of the Games, stay cool by visiting our exhibitions and get your trainers on in the Olympic Park.

From 30 March to 15 April 2018

Enjoy a show and get creative...
Design your own programme with multimedia, creative and hands-on workshops and a paper theatre session.
Free of charge and no reservation required!

From 7.12.2017 to 11.03.2018

Do you speak PyeongChang?
Get ready - The Olympic Museum is about to head to Korea for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

From 8 to 12 October 2017

The Olympic Museum is being transformed into a gigantic sports field, and will offer 30 or so free activities for children aged 8 to 15.

From 25 May to 19 November 2017

Original sports photos in the spotlight.
A six-month programme devoted to the art of sports photography, emotions and the crucial moment. You will never look at sports photos in the same way again.

21 December 2016

Since it reopened in December 2013, the Museum has welcomed 850,000 visitors (Park and Museum included).
2016 was a record-breaking year! 2017 already promises to…

From 13 October 2016 to 7 May 2017

At the Olympic Games, the STADIUMS are real eye-catchers. But what do we know about these giant structures?

From 16 to 20 October 2016

Put your shorts on for the five most sporty days of the half-term!

5 August 2016

All-nighter on Friday 5 August to watch the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as if you were there!
Don’t miss the fantastic free concert...

22 May 2016

Entry to the Olympic Museum will be free of charge on Sunday 22 May 2016.
Share some of the great Olympic moments, thrill at the champions and dive into the history...

From 30 April to 1 May 2016

The Olympic flame will be at the Museum on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May.

From 9 December 2015 to 31 January 2016

Golf returns to the Games
A must-see exhibition in the Oympic Museum's Gallery from December 9th 2015 to January 31st, 2016. Free entrance.

From 11 to 15 October 2015

Get your shorts on for the five most sporty days of the half-term!

17 May 2015

Entry to The Olympic Museum will be free of charge on Sunday 17 May 2015 for International Museum Day.

From 7 to 8 March 2015

The Museum celebrate International Women’s Day and is offering chances to meet world-renown female athletes.

From 19 February 2015 to 26 January 2016

The Olympic Museum is presenting “The Olympic Games: Behind the Screen”.

From 12 to 16 October 2014

The Olympic Museum turns into a huge sports field for the 34th edition of Olympic Week.

From 25 August to 23 November 2014

To mark the 30th anniversary of the Games of the Olympiad in Los Angeles, The Olympic Museum is taking a look back at the colourful world of 1984 with the exhibition "Los Angeles 1984 - Colorful L.A.".

From 5 June 2014 to 18 January 2015

The Olympic Museum in Lausanne is hosting a new exhibition entitled Chasing Time, which takes the visitor on a journey through time, as it is experienced in sport,...

From 7 to 23 February 2014

"À l’occasion des XXIIes Jeux Olympiques d’hiver de 2014 qui débutent à Sotchi le vendredi 7 février, Le Musée Olympique propose à Lausanne un programme...

From 24 January to 9 March 2014.

To mark the 22nd Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and running alongside the The Russian Avant-Garde and Sport exhibition, The Olympic Museum presents Sochi Live!

From 24 January to 11 May 2014

The Olympic Museum presents a major exhibition ‘The Russian Avant-Garde and Sport’ in January 2014. To mark the 22nd Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi...

21 December 2013

The Olympic Museum in Lausanne will reopen its doors to the public on Saturday 21 December 2013, after 23 months of work...


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