The new Olympic Museum – keeping the torch burning
The Olympic Museum first opened to the public on 23 June 1993, attracting almost 200,000 visitors each year until it was closed for refurbishment on 31 January 2012.
In total, more than 3.5 million visitors of all ages and all walks of life have come to this museum, set in stunning grounds on the banks of Lake Geneva, to experience the magic of the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement.
Following almost two years of renovation work, The Olympic Museum now has an additional 1,000m2 of exhibition space. The restaurant has been moved to the south side of the museum to offer a breathtaking view over the lake and the Alps.
The permanent exhibitions have been entirely redeveloped for a new and improved visitor experience. They now cover three floors and incorporate the museum grounds.
New educational areas have been opened for our younger visitors, with thematic workshops that complement school curricula.
Wednesdays for teachers, with the aim of making you more familiar with The Museum and the TOM schools programme, a TOM coach, i.e. an event leader specialised in dealing with young visitors, is on hand to welcome you on the first Wednesday of each month, from 4.30 to 6 p.m.
Our unique facilities for seminars and functions have also been updated and improved.
To live a story is to share it! During a guided tour or an unaccompanied visit with your group, you will learn more about the Olympic spirit and world. Enjoy the view of Lake Geneva and the Alps from the TOM Café and fill up on souvenirs at the TOM Shop.