Norwegian Olympic Museum
Norwegian Olympic Museum (NOM) in Hakon's Hall in Lillehammer, was officially opened by King Harald V and Queen Sonja on November 27, 1997. It is the only museum in northern Europe that presents the entire history of the Olympic Games. The museum has more than 7,000 Olympic items in all. NOM was consolidated with a separate agreement with Maihaugen during 2006. Maihaugen has taken over operational responsibility for NOM. Architect of the exhibitions are Gudmundur Jonsson Architects, Oslo.
The museum’s historical section shows Olympic history from 776 BC and presents all the Olympic Games of modern times since 1896 through texts, videos and sound recordings. There is a separate section for the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer that includes the egg from the opening ceremony, presentation of medal winners, video films, design and culture. The museum also contains an Olympic Room where you will find the Norwegian Sports Honorary Gallery, a collection of Olympic stamps and one of the world’s largest pin collections.
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