Paralympic heritage collection weekly vlogs

Paralympic mascot 'Proteas', Friday 3rd April 2020

This week's object is the Paralympic mascot 'Proteas' designed for the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games. Find out more about these Games here

Seoul 1998 Paralympics plate, Friday 10th April 2020

This week's object is a plate from the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games. Find out more about these Games here

Ottobock running blade, Friday 17th April 2020

This week our volunteer, Maddie Webb, shares her favourite object the Ottobock running blade. Find out more about running blades here

Goalball, Friday 24th April 2020

This week's object is a goalball. Find out more about the Paralympic sport of goalball here


Para shooting sculpture, Friday 1st May 2020

This week our volunteer, Maddie Webb, talks about a para shooting sculpture from the 1984 Paralympic Games.

The Contribution of the Refugees leaflet, Friday 8th May 2020

To celebrate VE Day, Vicky talks about 'The Contribution of the Refugees' leaflet which recognised Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann's work at the National Spinal Injuries Centre, where he treated servicemen who had sustained spinal cord injuries in World War II. He was a refugee, a German Jew who arrived in the UK in 1939.

London 2012 Paralympics jacket, Friday 15th May 2020

Vicky Hope Walker shares what it would have been like for the athletes to wear the London 2012 Paralympics jacket in the parade at the opening ceremony. Find out more about the London 2012 Games here

Sochi 2014 Paralympics jacket, Friday 22nd May 2020

Vicky Hope Walker talks about the Sochi 2014 Paralympics jacket and how this was the first time there was a Heritage Flame Lighting event for the Paralympics.


Beijing 2008 Paralympics participants medal, Friday 5th June 2020

Vicky Hope Walker talks about the Participants medal given to all the athletes, coaches and volunteers at the Beijing 2008 Summer Paralympics. Find out more about these Games here

Sakura Nap glasses, Friday 12th June 2020

Vicky Hope Walker shares an image of the Sakura Nap (bed) glasses from the National Spinal Injuries Centre collection. Designed for spinal injury patients in the 1950/60s so they could read books and watch television without having to move their head.

Margaret Maughan's gold medal, Friday 19th June 2020

Vicky Hope Walker shares a particularly special object in our collection, Margaret Maughan's medal. Margaret was Britain's first Paralympic gold medal winner. You can read more about Margaret here

London 2012 Paralympics flags and anthems manual, Friday 26th June 2020

Vicky Hope Walker talks about the Flags and Anthems Manual for the London 2012 Paralympic and Olympic Games. You can read more about the London 2012 Paralympic Games here