National Paralympic Heritage Trust
The National Paralympic Heritage Trust was established in July 2015 to protect and share British Paralympic Heritage. The Paralympic Heritage Centre is based at Stoke Manderville, which is widely acknowledged as the birthplace of the Paralympic movement and the National Paralympic Heritage Centre and celebrates and explores this unique history. The displays showcase the determination, sportsmanship and vision that gave the world the Paralympic Games including:
The life and work of Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann.
Key milestones in the journey from the 1948 Stoke Mandeville Games to the present day Paralympic Games.
The development of wheelchair sports.
The NPHT hold the following collections:
– WheelPower – British Wheelchair sport
– The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation.
– The British Paralympic Association
– The National Spinal Injuries Centre (this is both medical and sporting as it was the birthplace of the Paralympic Games)
– Tony Sainsbury Collection
– Many small scale collections of individuals ranging from Paralympians, volunteers at Paralympic events, medical staff involved in Paralympic Games and other.