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National Paralympic Heritage Centre

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Location: Stoke Mandeville Stadium,, Aylesbury

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Virtual exhibitions

Explore our exhibitions online

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Author: Beth Faulkner

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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, Home Educators and Further Education

The history 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

Paralympian's share their favourite object at the National Paralympic Heritage Centre

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Author: Beth Faulkner

News and blog

Latest News

  • Audiobook of Dr Guttmann's biography

    In partnership with Calibre Audio the book, 'Spirit of Stoke Mandeville', the biography of Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann is now available in audio. Read more

  • Operations and Engagement Manager

    This is an exciting maternity cover opportunity, looking after day-to-day operations, overseeing the engagement and learning programme, volunteer management and the delivery of the Digital Explorations Project. Read more

  • The Trust's March 2021 Newsletter

    Welcome to the eighth edition of our newsletter. We hope this finds you in continued good health, looking towards the light at the end of pandemic tunnel and enjoying the beginning of spring. Read more