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National Paralympic Heritage Centre

We are delighted to announce that the Paralympic Heritage Centre is now open to visitors.

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Location: Stoke Mandeville Stadium,, Aylesbury

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National Spinal Injuries Centre Exhibition

Find out more about our Paralympic Heritage exhibition displays

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Author: Beth Faulkner

Location: National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital,Mandeville Road, Aylesbury

Paralympic history

Sports

Take a look at the full range of Summer and Winter Paralympic Sports. Who knows what sports and technologies might be included in the future as Paralympic sports continue to develop and evolve.

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Paralympic athletes

Read the inspirational stories of the amazing Paralympic Athletes in our virtual hall of fame. We are always looking to add more stories so please get in touch if you can help.

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Games

On the 28 July 1948 the Olympic Games opened in London and Dr Ludwig Guttmann staged the first Stoke Mandeville Games on the hospital grounds.

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Volunteer for us

Join our Paralympic Heritage Ambassadors and be part of the story

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Other ways to get involved

Family fun activities

Join in with our online Paralympic heritage craft and learning activities for the holidays.

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Author: Beth Faulkner

Schools

The history and ethos of the Paralympic Movement provides an inspiring springboard for students of all ages to engage in a number of cross-curricular subjects.

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My favourite object

Paralympic athletes and supporters share their favourite objects at the National Paralympic Heritage Centre

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Author: Beth Faulkner

News and blog

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    This blog considers the nature of the technological development of the sports wheelchair as it relates to the wider community of athletes. Using my oral history interviews I look at whether development was driven by competition or co-operation. Read more

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