From photographs of spinal injuries patients at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in the 1940s, to costumes from the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Games, our archives and collections will reveal to you the fantastic stories of our nation's Paralympic Heritage.
The National Paralympic Heritage Trust has service agreements with Buckinghamshire Archives and Discover Bucks Museum to catalogue and care for our collections using nationally recognised standards. This important work has received support from the Wellcome Trust, National Archives, William Harding Trust and the National Heritage Lottery Fund.
We have a very large backlog of collections to catalogue and are slowly moving forward with a great team of volunteers. What is available to view online is therefore currently limited, but we are happy to help with your enquiries and can provide further information offline as we progress with accessioning material. We have many films and photographs that can also be shared.
To view what we currently hold visit our Archives, Collections and Oral History webpages below.
Project 'Spinal to Sport' photo gallery
We are very keen to continue to grow our collection and welcome donations from memorabilia through to medals relating to the Paralympic Movement. Whatever you have in your stores we would love to see and share it.
Sports and medical papers, brochures, leaflets, medals, photographs, films and x-rays from the early 1940s onwards.
Clothing, mascots, sports equipment and personal mementos, from individuals, Paralympians and sports organisations.
Our oral history work is an important part of our collection. If you have memories you would like to share of the Stoke Mandeville or Paralympic Games then please get in touch.
Do you have a story to share, a photograph or an object? We would welcome your contribution.
Take a look at the latest addition to our mini exhibition display at the National Paralympic Heritage Centre.