Norwegian Olympic Museum
The Norwegian Olympic Museum is a sports museum in Lillehammer, Norway. The museum is located below the Lysgårds ski jumps in the Håkon Hall and is open all year.
It is the only museum in northern Europe that includes the complete history of the Olympic Games from ancient times to the present. In addition to the historical department with information on all the summer and winter games in chronological order and a special exhibition of the XVII. 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, the museum also includes the Gallery of Honor by the Norwegian ports.
The exhibitions will be on about 2000 m² using many original exhibits such as Sports equipment, equipment, medals and clothing the Olympic history vividly. The museum's collection includes about 6,000 items. The presentation is supported by many historical film and sound recordings, photographs, multilingual texts, as well as interactive elements. The sporting events of the Olympic Games are embedded in a social and political context. In addition to an impressive collection of medals, with all original among other medals of the most successful mountaineers of all time, Kjetil André Aamodt, the museum also has an extensive collection of original torch of the Olympic torch relays different games.
The museum was opened on 27 November 1997 by His Majesty King Harald V and Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway. It is a part of the Nachgebrauchskonzeptes for the Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer. The construction, as well as the collection procurement, were financed with 18 million Norwegian kroner from the Nachgebrauchsfond the Games.
The Norwegian Olympic Museum holds the status of the National Museum of Sport in Norway. Together with the museums Maihaugen, Aulestad, Bjerkebæk and the Norwegian Postal Museum, the Norwegian Olympic Museum is part of the consolidated Lillehammer museum.
The adjoining museum shop is one of the world's few outlets for licensed products of the IOC. It will be offered in Lillehammer in 1994 also remainders of original licensed products of the Olympic Winter Games.