The new permanent exhibition at Stoke Mandeville Stadium to celebrate the heritage of the Paralympic Movement opened on Friday 29 March. Paralympians joined other distinguished guests for the ribbon cutting event, including the first ever awardee of a Paralympic gold medal Margaret Maughan in Rome 1960.
The exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the history of the Paralympic Movement, sports evolution in Paralympic sport and British triumphs over its amazing history. Mather & Co’s design also takes disability access to the next level, providing new and innovative ways to deliver interpretation to all guests.
Chairman Nigel Purse said: “Sports heritage has a wide appeal to the British public and with the support of our funders and founding partners, we are able to celebrate the story of Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann and the development of the Paralympic Movement.
“As well as protecting the unique heritage that could so easily be lost, the real satisfaction will be to share the inspiration behind the Paralympic heritage sport stories which are ‘life changing’.”