National Sporting Heritage Week, September 2018

Founded in 2014 following London 2012, National Sporting Heritage Day,

aims to raise awareness of the relevance of sporting heritage, encourage new and different audiences to have access to these collections, and encourage heritage and sporting organisations to recognise sporting heritage as an ongoing, significant element of their work, not just something of importance during major sporting events.

Leading up to National Sporting Heritage Day we organised several events between the 22-29 September 2018.

Monday 22nd until Saturday 29th September - Photographic display

At Stoke Mandeville Stadium there was a photographic display of disability sports photographs from the past.

Margaret Maughan and exhibition designer, Jocelyn looking at the display of past paralympic photos

Tuesday 25th September 2:30pm - Sport Touch Tour

Bucks County Museum organised a Touch Tour for blind and partially sighted visitors to explore some sporting items from the museums and our Paralympic heritage handling collection.

Saturday 29th September 10am-4pm - Pop-up Museum

Visitors to Aylesbury Town Centre came along to our Pop-up museum, on display were Paralympic heritage photos, stories, handling objects and memorabilia from past Paralympic Games.

Some photos from the Pop-up museum at Aylesbury Town Centre are below.

Three of the volunteers from I have a voice too standing in the pop-up museum holding Paralympic torches  The NPHT team and volunteers talking to visitors at the pop-up museum

To learn more about National Sporting Heritage Day #NSHD18 visit:

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