Disabled people are under-represented in every area of the heritage sector, including people who are learning disabled, people with physical or sensory disabilities or those living with dementia or using mental health services.
We are working in partnership with disabled people to change this unfair situation.
That's why we make it mandatory that all of the projects we fund ensure a wider range of people are involved in heritage.
Here are some of the inspirational projects run by disabled people or delving into the history of disability in the UK. If you've got an idea, we'd love to hear from you.
A group of blind and visually impaired Derbyshire residents explored the history of the First World War and created a piece of tactile artwork.
Students collected stories and discovered what life was like being blind or partially sighted in the past.
Disability charity Destined Ltd are improving access to the Foyle Valley Railway Museum.
The stories behind exhibits at four of Scotland’s leading heritage attractions are being brought to life for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
256 sound tapes that record the memories of people who have lived, worked and volunteered at Leonard Cheshire Disability since the 1950s will be preserved and made available to the public.
Human Henge improved participants’ mental health by providing high quality, small group experiences of archaeology and historic landscapes.