With the Brazil 2016 Olympics looming, interest in the games as a whole has been piqued and reinvigorated as it often is around the time of an Olympic season, so what better time than now to show you the Olympic Museum? It is home to one of the most extensive repositories of Olympic memorabilia and is located in the Swiss city of Lausanne, which has gained worldly notoriety for being the Olympic capital of the world. If you are a big fan of the games then the Olympic Museum Lausanne is the place to go.
The International Olympic Committee was set in up back in 1915 in Lausanne and the city has played host to it for around 100 years, so it is a very fitting location for this museum to be. The Olympic Museum was fully refurbished in 2012 and as such it is very modern and slick inside, comprising of a fascinating range of both permanent and temporary exhibitions.
After spending a good couple of hours looking around the exhibition (which I would recommend allowing time for) we headed top floor to the TOM Cafe to grab something to eat.
The TOM cafe is worth visiting alone for its stunning panoramic views of Lake Geneva and the Alps, as well as the museum’s grounds. The food is also very tasty indeed.
Finally, we rounded our visit to the Olympic Museum off with a walk around its grounds and the picturesque surrounding area.
If you visit Lausanne then I urge you to check out the Olympic Museum during your visit, it certainly makes for an afternoon well spent in the city. The moving displays of human achievement are utterly captivating and fascinating.
The Olympic Museum can easily be reached from Lausanne’s city centre via the train, metro and car.
Entry fee : Adults (CHF 18 / ~ £13 ) Children (CHF 10 / ~ £7.50).