The National Paralympic Heritage Trust's regional exhibition at Cliffe Castle Museum

Following on from our successful exhibition at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, we are opening a new display at Cliffe Castle Museum. This accessible and interactive exhibition shows just how far we have come as a nation in supporting and celebrating disability sport. Using a range of displays, memorabilia and art, visitors will learn about local and national Paralympians, all of whom have contributed to our Paralympic legacy. Come and find out how it all began with the inspirational story of Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann and the D-day landings.

Vicky Hope-Walker standing next to the Bradford stories exhibition display at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Vicky Hope-Walker, NPHT Project Manager at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

We welcome involvement from the community and invite local people to share their own memorabilia and stories connected to the Paralympics and disability sport. If you would like to contribute please email us at [email protected].

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Visiting Cliffe Castle and Park

Free Admission

Access and Facilities

All of the Paralympic Heritage exhibition will be displayed in accessible areas but please be aware that wheelchair access is limited to the ground floor of the Museum. There are dedicated accessible parking spaces by the entrances to both the Park and Museum, accessible toilet facilities in the museum and in the glass houses and ramped access to the café and some of the hillside park. For further accessibility information visit the Cliffe Castle and Park website here

Help for the visually impaired

Bradford Museums and Galleries use AppEar; a new system to help the visually impaired explore collections. Visitors can also borrow a PenFriend from the reception desk to hear visual descriptions of the surrounding displays.

For more information on visiting Cliffe Castle Museum, click here

Exhibition events

  • The launch event is planned for the 21st July, beginning with a Paralympic Park-run takeover!
  • Family activity sheets are available daily.

Partners include:

The Heritage Lottery Fund and Bradford Museums

Logo of the Heritage Lottery Fund