Museums Night 2019

From 2 p.m. until late into the night, come and enjoy the activities on offer for this sporty new Lausanne 2020 YOG-themed edition!

The programme includes unusual visits with disabled and able-bodied athletes, contemporary dance performances by the Compagnie Linga, cultural workshops and a massive Instagram competition on the day to win a gold medal!

Instagram Photo Contest

During your visit, in response to our temporary exhibition We are Olympians, and You? take a pose to put yourself in the shoes of an Olympian by taking the Museum or the park as a setting; post your creation on your Instagram account with the #olympicspiritndmlp and add the @olympicmuseum identification.

The three most popular and themed photos will be rewarded with great Olympic prizes on display at the Museum.

 Contest rules and regulations (only in French)

Winners will be announced the week following the event.

On your mark, get ready to post! And prove to us that you have the Olympic spirit!


3, 2, 1… Family visit – ages 6 and over

Get your shorts and trainers on! Lausanne-Sport Athlétisme is inviting you to take part in a sportier visit than normal. Take advantage of this chance to learn about running like a professional.

  • Where: Hall, level 0
  • When: 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m.

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Creative workshop: Feel like an athlete

Use the magic of the green screen for a photo of yourself as an athlete.

  • Where: Studio, level +1
  • When: 2 p.m.-11 p.m. non-stop
Creative workshop: “Added value” - for families, ages 6 and over

Become an ambassador for a subject close to your heart. Choose your favourite value, then cut out, glue, colour and personalise a badge which will be as unique as you are!

  • Where: Gym, level 0
  • When: 2-11 p.m. non-stop
Dance show: Performance by the Compagnie Linga

The Compagnie Linga will be back at The Olympic Museum, with a performance that explores the close links between sporting achievements, artistic movements and choreography.

  • Where: Art Lounge, level -1
  • When: 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. (length 20’)
Japanese tea: Presentation and tasting

Discover the world of Japanese tea with Emiko Okamoto, Japanese tea ambassador in Switzerland. Taste some green tea and tea-flavoured treats!

  • Where: Salle Olympie, level 0
  • When: 3-3.30 p.m., 4.45-5.15 p.m., 6.15-6.45 p.m., 7.30-8 p.m.
Ikebana demonstration

By the Ikenobō, Sōgetsu and Ichiyō schools

  • Where: Salle Olympie, level 0
  • When: 2-2.45 p.m., 3.45-4.30 p.m.

On your marks, get set, go for a 20-minute tour of the temporary exhibition, during which our guides will tell you some surprising and inspiring stories along the way.

  • Where: Hall, level 0
  • When: 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m.
Special visits

Open to everyone, these visits are a fantastic opportunity to discover The Museum in a new way:

  • Two-voice visit with a disabled athlete, in partnership with Proinfirmis 2 p.m. - Focus, level +1
  • Visit in Tigrigna (a language of Eritrea), in partnership with the Lausanne Immigration Office 4 p.m. – Hall, level 0
  • Visit for visually impaired people, in partnership with l’Art d’Inclure 3 p.m. – Auditorium, level 0
Discussions and Challenges

When you leave the temporary exhibition, stop in our participation area to answer the questions and take up the challenges shown on the cards you will find there.

  • Where: Focus, level +1
  • When: 2 p.m.-11 p.m. non-stop
Special menus at the TOM Cafe

From 2 to 6 p.m.: Reduced menu – snacks and drinks

From 6 to 11 p.m.: TOM Burger, TOM Veggie (CHF 15),
Fresh fruit salad / Chocolate brownie / Crème caramel (CHF 7)

  • Where: TOM café, level+ 2
  • To eat on site or take away
Special menus at the TOM Cafe

Starting at 11 p.m.:

To finish off the evening in style, the Museum staff turn into DJs and invite you to take part in a giant “battle”!

  • Where: TOM café, level+ 2
  • From 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.