The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland will be welcoming visitors for free until 29th January 2012 ahead of its closure for major refurbishments.
View all the torches used in Olympic processions, a “best-of” exhibition showcasing memorabilia from 1992 – 2011, the “Charm of Chinese Painting” exhibition and other interactive features free of charge.
Meanwhile, nearby Austria will be hosting the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. The Ambassadors from the Winter Youth Olympics, Kevin Rolland and Yuna Kim stopped by at the museum, along with mascot Yoglg and the International Olympic Committee President to try out the facilities earlier in November. A special YOG Innsbruck 2012 exhibition celebrates the achievements of the young athletes taking part.
The museum will close for 20 months to redevelop, but a temporary exhibition will be available from April 2011 – October 2013 on board the MS Helvétie, which is moored on Lake Geneva in front of the museum.
Usual hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Mondays
Saturday 24 December and Saturday 31 December: closing at 4 p.m.
Sunday 25 December and Sunday 1 January: closed
From Monday 26 December to Friday 30 December and from Monday 2 January to Sunday 8 January: open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.