Stories from London 2012, the legacy 10 years on! 

In collaboration with the London Legacy Development Corporation this exhibition reflects on the 10th anniversary since the London 2012 Summer Games. With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, it celebrates the history of the British Paralympic Movement, bringing its stories of human endeavour to life. The displays explore the early works of Stoke Mandeville and Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann, founding father of the Paralympics, to the great Paralympic heroes, including Dame Sarah Storey DBE, 17 times gold medal winner and Great Britain's most successful Paralympian. To the present day and the recent Tokyo 2020 Summer Games.

 

As well as understanding the history and legacy of the Paralympic movement, visitors will be able to view items from our 2012 Paralympic Games collection. This includes cyclist Neil Fachie’s 2012 winning shoes and gloves, and the Declaration of Human Rights Jacket worn in the Opening Ceremony, designed by Tahra Zafar.

Come and explore our exhibition, entry is FREE! Open from now until the end of September 2022, less July when the Commonwealth Games will take place at the Velopark. Located in the upper floor of the Velopark building. Events will be taking place over the summer and in September as we commemorate the 10th Anniversary, keep an eye out for more news on these!