The Norwegian Olympic Museum is a spectacular and adventurous museum located at Maihaugen in Lillehammer.
The New Norwegian Olympic Museum is a spectacular and interactive museum. The Norwegian Olympic Museum presents much more than nostalgic moments. The world 's premier museum builders, Mather & Co and Centre Screen Ltd, who have also created the museum in Lausanne and the Football museum in Manchester, have contributed to the creation of the museum.
“Inside the race” is a video installation that will give the visitors the feeling of what the athletes are going through prior to the competition. In another part of the museum you can even test biathlon in a special simulator.
A new digital newspaper gives an overview of the media coverage prior to the Olympics in Oslo in 1952 and in Lillehammer in 1994. For those who are particularly interested in the history of the Olympics, a unique collection of objects will be on display.
Olympic moments =magical moments
The Olympic history is full of magical moments, and through pictures, objects, and stories, the audience can relive these nostalgic moments. The Olympics at Lillehammer in 1994 and Oslo 1952 play a central role in the museum. This part shows Norway as hosting the games two times, with a 42 year span in between. From sobriety and the rebuilding phase of the country after the war, to the oil age and budget overrun in the 1990´s. A lot was different from 1952 to 1994, but the festivities were the same.
The Norwegian Olympic museum is devoted to Norwegian Olympic history, and this history is much more than just sports. The museum will be suitable for those who are interested in sports, in history, in culture, in society, and finally for both young and old.