Paralympic Heritage: Stories from Bradford

Paralympic Heritage: Stories from Bradford
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Cartright Hall, Bradford

The National Paralympic Heritage Trust’s regional exhibition at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

26th January – June 9th 2019

From the 26th January you can visit our accessible and interactive regional exhibition in the beautiful setting of Cartwright Hall and the surrounding Lister Park. Witness just how far we have come as a nation in supporting and celebrating disability sport. Using a range of displays, memorabilia and art, visitors will learn about local and national Paralympians, all of whom have contributed to Paralympic heritage. Come and find out how it all began with the inspirational story of Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann and the D-day landings.

Visiting Cartwright Hall

Free Admission
For opening times at Cartwright Hall, click here
For an accessibility guide, click here

We plan to hold the following events focusing on schools and families including ‘have a go’ at disability sports and celebrating personal achievements and diversity.

11th May Family fund day ‘Incredible Me’

Including crafts and activities celebrating diversity.

23rd May Celebrating diversity festival

‘Have a Go’ at a mixed ability sport with IMAS and meet members from Mind The Gap, the UK’s leading inclusive theatre company.

21st Feb, 18th & 25th April, 23rd & 28th May Sports activity open workshops

From 11am to 3pm, five days of sport activities. Coaches and assistants from BDSL will be on hand to encourage and inspire visitors to try a Paralympic sport.

Meet a Paralympian

Meet with local Paralympian cyclists, Sally Hurst and David Stone. Dates coming soon.

Available daily

Activity sheets for families and schools.

We welcome involvement from the community and invite local people to share their own memorabilia and stories connected to the Paralympics and disability sport. If you would like to contribute please email us at

Discover more about the National Paralympic Heritage Trust by visiting their website

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