Project resources

Credit: Image out of copyright (provided by Hammersmith and Fulham Archives and Local History Centre)
The following resources provide information about sporting heritage collections, museums and research, as well as records about the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

National Sports Museum Online

Managed by the Sports Heritage Network, this website aims to bring all information about sporting heritage in the UK together in one place. All collections of any size and shape, including those held by sports clubs and private collectors, are welcome on the site. There is also a searchable events database. 

British Sports Museums

This site lists the museums that tell the story of British sport, with links to their websites and other resources. There are museums big and small across the country for fans of football, rugby, cricket, rowing, horseracing and many other sports.

Sports Heritage Network Mapping Survey

A 2006 report providing an overview of sporting heritage collections.

National Sporting Heritage Day

This day was introduced in September 2014.

The People’s Record

The People's Record has been running since 2008. It was created to record the impact of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Museums, libraries and archives around the UK supported community groups to work on dozens of projects, collecting and creating material related to the Games. See the results of these here, including videos, interviews, photos and writings.

The Olympic Record

The National Archives holds a range of records on the modern Olympic and Paralympic Games and Cultural Olympiad, from 1896 to the present. These are available online, providing access to a rich resource on sporting and cultural history.

Mandeville Legacy

The Mandeville Legacy project highlights Buckinghamshire’s role as the birthplace of the Paralympic movement, and includes the archives held at Stoke Mandeville.

Sporting Memories Network

This Network promotes and develops the use of sporting memories to improve the wellbeing of older people.

International Centre for Sports History and Culture

The International Centre for Sports History and Culture was established at De Montfort University in 1996.

Back to top of page