Take a look below at the latest additions to our Community display cases at the National Paralympic Heritage Centre and National Spinal Injuries Centre. For more information about the NPHT collections visit our Collections Catalogue page. You can also watch our series of Paralympic heritage collection videos here: What's in our Paralympic collection?

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the very first Games

75 years ago, on the 29th July 1948, Dr Guttmann organised an archery demonstration to coincide with the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games. This was the first Stoke Mandeville Games and the moment that the Paralympic movement was born. To celebrate this important anniversary our community displays at the Paralympic Heritage Centre and National Spinal Injuries Centre showcase the milestones of the Paralympic Movement from the very first Games to the Paralympic Games today. You can find out more about how it all started here.

National Paralympic Heritage Centre Display

National Spinal Injuries Centre Display

How can you get involved?

Do you have stories, memories or photographs that relate to any part of the journey associated with the development of the Paralympic Movement? If so, please get in touch by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 01296 489929.