The Olympic Museum reopened to the public on 21 December 2013, after 23 months of renovation.
It is now welcoming visitors on three floors, with a permanent exhibition area of over 3,000m2. Two educational zones almost 150 m2 in size will be welcoming young visitors as of April 2014, allowing the educational and cultural mediation activities to be expanded.
The Olympic Museum organises two or three major temporary exhibitions every two years, and most of these go on to travel around the world.
The permanent and temporary exhibitions are designed to highlight aspects of Olympic culture and its relationship with the world around it. The themes are linked to sport and the Olympic Games, from a topical cultural angle.
As well as its exhibitions, The Olympic Museum offers concerts, talks, and cultural and sports events. It seeks to provide a platform for exchange and cooperation, full of life and an expression of Olympic culture. The new Museum is a global, multidisciplinary project intended to encourage reflection.
Opened on 23 June 1993, The Olympic Museum was completely renovated between the start of 2011 and end of 2013. By the time it closed, more than three million people from every kind of background had visited it.
Unique in the world, The Olympic Museum offers visitors of all nations, cultures and ages, whether or not they are Olympic fans, the chance to discover the complex and fascinating history of all those (athletes, champions, artists, architects, volunteers, etc.) who help to create a better world through Olympism.
As well as its permanent exhibition, The Olympic Museum offers temporary exhibitions and a varied cultural programme throughout the year. Special programmes are created for each edition of the Games.
24th and 25th January: Pierre de Coubertin Symposium. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Pierre de Coubertin..
Exhibitions and special programmes:
24 January - 11 May: The Russian Avant-Garde and Sport (see press release)
24 January - 9 March: Sochi Live! Special programme to mark the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Exhibitions, animations, live broadcasting of the Olympic Games
24 May 2014 - 18 January 2015: Time and Sport