Opening on Saturday 30th March 12-6pm
Stoke Mandeville is widely acknowledged as the birthplace of the Paralympic movement and the opening of the National Paralympic Heritage Centre at Stoke Mandeville Stadium will celebrate and explore this unique status. The displays will 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
- Paralympic ceremonies
- The exhibition is small - you should allow between 20 and 40 minutes to enjoy it fully.
- There is level access throughout and all of the displays are accessible to wheelchair users.
- Seating is provided around the edge of the exhibition.
- Printed material is available in large print and a number of displays have hand-held large print guides and Braille captions.
- There are a small number of touch objects. Look out for the hand motif.
- Audio guides are provided to some of the displays and include Audio Description. The headsets are fitted with induction loop.
- Films with speech have British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation and subtitles.
- Assistance dogs are welcome.
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