Stories from London 2012, the legacy 10 years on! 

In collaboration with the London Legacy Development Corporation and Lee Valley Regional Park Authority this exhibition which ran from April to October 2022 reflected on the 10th anniversary since the London 2012 Summer Games. With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, it celebrated the history of the British Paralympic Movement, bringing its stories of human endeavour to life. The displays explored 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, displays included items from our 2012 Paralympic Games collection, cyclist Neil Fachie’s 2012 winning shoes and gloves, and the Declaration of Human Rights Jacket worn in the Opening Ceremony.

Virtual Tour

You can still view the exhibition virtually by entering the Virtual Tour below. Have a go at our exhibition trail and Widgit version as you explore.

Audio commentary by Lisa Redford and David Reynolds at Bucks Vision.

Viewing the Virtual Tours

  • For optimal performance of the virtual tour please view in full screen.
  • To view the highlight reel/thumbnails press the arrow in the bottom left hand corner.
  • To view the videos in the hotspots in full screen press the link.


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Photos from events at the VeloPark

Family Fun Day, 27th October 2022

We had a great day with visitors exploring the exhibition, joining in with craft activities and meeting our guest Paralympian, Darren Harris who competed at the London 2012 Games.


The Great Get Together, 23 July 2022

We were honoured to be involved in this flagship community event at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park where visitors to our Pop up museum enjoyed exploring our Paralympic handling collection.


Summer in the Park Outdoor Festival, 4th August 2022

In the activity arena we demonstrated the Paralympic sport of boccia and had a great time with all the visitors who joined in to have a go. 



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