Tenniseum - Musee du Tennis or the Musee de Roland Garros
The Tenniseum is also known as the Musee du Tennis, the Musee de Roland Garros or the Musee de la Federation Francaise de Tennis and is a museum in Paris dedicated to Tennis that is located at the Roland Garros stadium where the French Open Tennis championships are held each year.
About the Tenniseum - Musee du Tennis Museum
The Tenniseum is the very first multi-media tennis museum in the world and was first opened on the eve of the French Open in 2003 by Christian Bime, the chairman of the Federation Francaise de Tennis or the FFT for short, which translates to the French Federation of Tennis.
This unique museum in Paris was designed by the architect Bruno Moinard, and is located within the old gardeners cottage of the Roland Garros Stadium, it was inaugurated on the 25th May 2003 with one mission, that of preserving the heritage of French tennis along with the rich history of the original Jeu de Paume.
However, the Musee du Tennis was completely renovated in 2012 and re-opened its doors in the June of this year to provide even more permanent exhibition spaces in a bright and vibrant area where you can see items on display such as original trophies, pictures of champions, their tennis rackets and much more.
You can also discover more about the exclusive 5 Cups tournament at the Roland Garros Stadium, the history of tennis, see the official posters for the French Open Tennis championships, and enjoy a multimedia library with over 4000 hours of audiovisual programmes, archives, plus learn more about French and international tennis or watch tennis tournaments from your favourite players.
There are also over 3000 documents that relate to tennis and its ancestor Jeu de Paume, which date back to the year 1550 within the library of the museum, plus the Tenniseum - Musee du Tennis museum also provides information about the Roland Garros stadium and the major tennis tournaments held here each year like the Internationaux de France.
But for those of you that are avid fans of tennis, being able to go backstage and have a tour of the area reserved for players, the locker rooms and experience the centre court, has got to be just another major highlight of visiting this museum.
Access to the Tenniseum or the Musee du Tennis Museum in Paris
The Musee de Roland-Garros is open from 10am through to 6pm on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, but during the French holidays it is open every day except for a Monday.
But we would like to point out that reservations do have to be made in advance to access this museum, and it is highly recommended that you book at least two to three days prior to your intended visit.
Guided tours of the museum are run on the days that it is open and are conducted at 11am and 3pm in English and at 2pm and 5pm in French, but Spanish guided tours are also available upon request.
And as of 2013, the cost of entry for the museum as well as a behind the scenes guided tour is €15.50 yet children under the age of 18 can get a discounted rate of €10.50, however, you can just visit the museum, for just €10.50 for adults.
Now the Tenniseum - Musee du Tennis also sometimes known as the Musee de la Federation Francaise de Tennis is located in the 16th Arrondissement of Paris and the entrance is Porte des Mousquetaires and the nearest metro station is called the Porte d’Auteuil on line 10.
More information on Stade Roland Garros
- The Stade Roland Garros Stadium in Paris
- History of the Stade Roland Garros Stadium
- Roland-Garros Restaurant
Address and Contact Details
Musee de la Federation Francaise de Tennis
Stade Roland Garros
2 Avenue Gordon-Bennett
Ile de France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 47 43 48 48
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