The Olympic and Sports Museum Juan Antonio Samaranch is a pioneer in Europe for offering a global perspective of sport; It is not only dedicated to all its disciplines and modalities, but it also provides a historical, ethical, recreational and educational vision of sport and Olympism. In addition, in the museum coexist from high-performance sports, to leisure sports, as well as the practice of sports by people with disabilities or sports in general.
In this museum, located in what was the Olympic ring of Barcelona 92, you can enjoy a great show thanks to the most advanced interactive technology. A technology that helps reflection, but also fun. For example, attendees will be able to test their skills through activities such as simulated racing against famous athletes like Usain Bolt and Carl Lewis, or find out if they can move the weights lifted by Olympic champions.
The permanent collection
More than 5,000 exhibits of athletes and sporting events that are part of the history of world sport. The exclusive pieces from the Barcelona 92 Olympic Games stand out, as well as the sports accessories of the great national and international athletes, such as the shoes of Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer, Pau Gasol and Carolina Marín; Mika Häkkinen's F1 car; Ángel Nieto's motorcycle; Valentino Rossi's helmet; or Blanca Fernández Ochoa's skis.
The sections of the Olympic and Sports Museum
- Sports Walkaway: a section in which you will discover the origin and history of sport.
- Pioneers: a space with sporting objects from the end of the 19th century until 1955.
- Hall of Fame: the place in the museum to see the most impressive images of the sport.
- Barcelona 92: a trip to the Olympic Games in Barcelona.
- Samaranch Room: a space dedicated to one of the most important figures of the Olympic movement.
- Dynamics of Sport: the section where you can test your skills.
- Motor area: a presentation of the best drivers in the history of the motor world.
In addition to these sections, the museum has an auditorium in which the audiovisual "Barcelona, capital of sport" is projected, and a room in which temporary exhibitions are organized.
Opening hours in 2023
From October to March:
- Tuesday to Saturday: from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Sundays and holidays: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
From April to September:
- Tuesday to Saturday: from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Sundays and holidays: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Museum closing days:
- Non-holiday Mondays
- January 1, May 1, December 25 and 26