Archive centre

The Leonard Cheshire archive was set up in the late 1980s as one of the last personal projects of our charity's founder.

At the end of 2003, Leonard Cheshire's trustees decided to ensure the continued and appropriate development of the archive by providing it with a purpose designed and built home.

This exciting development project was completed in the spring of 2005 and the new Leonard Cheshire Archive Centre opened for business in April, to continue its archiving and outreach work.

Here, researchers can have access to a whole range of records which chart the global development of one of the leading providers of services to disabled people.

If you want to know more or plan a visit, please contact our archivist Stephanie Nield on 01283 763 951 or email

Rewind website

Learn more about the history of Leonard Cheshire and disability in years gone by, through films, photographs and journals.

Visit the Rewind website