Our archive and collection is in the process of being catalogued and conserved. It is a collection rich in photography, film, medals, documents, sports equipment and clothing. You can arrange to visit our collections at the Centre of Buckinghamshire Studies or the Bucks County Museum Trust.  We also have two PhD studies, one underway in collaboration with Glasgow University and Sporting Heritage on the 'History of the Sports Wheelchair’, and one due to start in autumn 2020 in collaboration with De Montfort University on 'Photography and the Making of the Paralympic Community in Britain'. For further information on The History of the Sports Wheelchair please contact our PhD student Sam Brady on [email protected].

Experimenting with wheelchair polo in the 1940s

History of the Sports Wheelchair

Read Sam Brady's monthly blog post here

If you are a university wishing to arrange a visit to the Heritage Centre and/or a lecture on the history of the Paralympics please go to our group booking page. For further information, please contact us.