2018 Conference Booking

2018 Conference Booking

The relevance of sporting heritage 

14th & 15th November 2018

Join us for the sporting heritage event of the year! Read on for more information, or Eventbrite - Sporting Heritage Conference 2018

Based at the historic and inspirational Merseyside Maritime Museum at Liverpool’s Albert Dock, this year’s conference has a focus on celebrating and sharing the impact of sporting heritage and the stories it tells, how to engage greater support for the sector going forward, and how to support grassroots collections care and access.

You can view the programme here.

Delegates attending our annual conference can expect to gain:

  • an increased knowledge and understanding of the role and value of sporting heritage
  • knowledge of case studies about sporting heritage activity
  • practical advice and guidance on looking after, using, and researching sporting heritage
  • an understanding of how to better look after sporting heritage collections
  • an understanding of the role and value of sporting heritage collections
  • opportunities for networking with a range of different individuals

The event brings together those working or volunteering in the heritage, arts, culture, health, wellbeing, sport, community, education and tourism sectors and is relevant to:

  • Heritage and culture professionals and volunteers
  • Sports clubs and governing body representatives
  • Community group representatives
  • Academics
  • Private collectors
  • Health sector professionals
  • Educationalists
  • Arts sector professionals

Keynote speakers will include policy makers and funding representatives.

The second half of Day 2 will focus on how to engage greater research activity within the sector, focusing on the support available for those outside of academia in understanding research opportunities. We will also hear from our cohort of research students about their current partnership projects delivered between a university and a cultural institution.


We are able to offer specially discounted rates to our members – the 2 Day Conference fee for members is £65 and the single day fees at £39. If you haven’t received your special membership discount code, please email justine@sportingheritage.org.uk. If you haven’t joined as a member yet, please consider doing so by visiting our website pages here https://www.sportingheritage.org.uk/become-a-member


We offer a range of sponsorship opportunities. For more information please visit https://www.sportingheritage.org.uk/content/news/sporting-heritage-conference-2018/sponsorship-opportunities

Wednesday Night Social

On the evening of our first day, we will be holding an informal social evening to assist networking, and allow delegates to share and discuss in a more informal gathering. Providing an evening meal and welcome glass of fizz (soft drink alternatives available), the Wednesday Night Social is an ideal opportunity to relax and enjoy.


Getting to the venue

The Merseyside Maritime Museum is based at Liverpool’s iconic Albert Dock. Liverpool is served by excellent air, road,rail, bus, and sea transport links and for more information on getting to the museum, please visit http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime/visit/directions.aspx


There are many suitable hotels which cater to a range of budgets near to the Albert Dock. The following are those within walking distance and listed by price range;


Holiday Inn Express, Albert Dock

Travelodge, The Strand

Days Inn, James Street

Ibis, Albert Dock

Mid to High End 

Crowne Plaza, Liverpool

Jurys Inn, Albert Dock,

The Hilton, Liverpool City Centre

Pullmans Hotel, Albert Dock

Further information

For further information or questions relating to the conference, please contact claire@sportingheritage.org.uk


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email claire@sportingheritage.org.uk

What’s the refund policy?

Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds, but we can transfer your ticket – please see below.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have a note of your registration

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, you can transfer the ticket by up contacting claire@sportingheritage.org.uk




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