In 2014, as a direct result of our research and evaluation conducted on the heritage response to the 2012 Olympic Games, we established the National Sporting Heritage Day.
Held on the 30th September every year, the day is our flagship campaign and provides a focus point for sporting heritage in the UK. It aims to raise awareness of the relevance of sporting heritage, encourage new and different audiences to have access to these collections, and encourage heritage and sporting organisations to recognise sporting heritage as an ongoing, significant element of their work, not just something of importance during major sporting events.
We’ve seen a range of activity delivered including touring exhibitions which focus on local sporting heroes, schools programmes which develop activity linked to the national curriculum, town centre displays which show the link between sports participation and sporting heritage, and handling sessions held in national museums.
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If we can help support you in developing your programmes or activity, whether directly connected to the National Sporting Heritage Day or other sporting heritage activity, get in touch!