The professional network for heritage interpreters

Working to interpret natural & cultural heritage

Pilgrim Visitor Experience and Interpretation 

Gloucester Cathedral

Joining AHI

AHI Ethos

AHI believes that interpretation enriches our lives through engaging emotions, enhancing experiences and deepening understanding of places, people, events and objects from the past and present.

AHI aims to promote excellence in the practice and provision of interpretation and to gain wider recognition of interpretation as a professional activity.

Museums – Chatsworth

 Join AHI and each year you will receive:

    • regular e-news with industry updates, notice of jobs/contracts and training opportunities,
    • two interpretation journals featuring the latest developments in interpretation,
    • discounts on events and conferences,
    • access to webinars and best practice guidelines in the professional development section of the website,
    • option to advertise in our Supplier Directory.

Reignite - AHI Virtual Conference 2020

Reignite - New opportunities for interpretation following unprecedented times

2020 has been the year nobody predicted, from COVID-19 to Black Lives Matter and Extinction Rebellion. This is the year everything changed.

How can interpreters reignite, evolve and thrive in this new world? What are the questions we need to ask and to answer?

Reignite – our special virtual conference will be packed with illuminating speakers and lots of opportunities to be involved and have discussions on the key issues of this year

Latest industry insight and news

Available in full to members

November 16, 2020

National Trust for Scotland – Creative Producer, Pioneering Sprit Project

      In 2020, the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) will embark on a large scale, multi-dimensional, land-based research project, unearthing the scale of the […]
November 4, 2020

The Canal River Trust – Tender opportunity

FINSLEY GATE WHARF - NEW VISITOR ATTRACTION FULL INTERPRETATION SOLUTION Burnley, Lancashire Finsley Gate Wharf recently received £2.2million National Heritage Lottery Funding and European Funding to […]
November 3, 2020

National Trust for Scotland – Tender opportunity:

        Opportunity to tender for the provision of concept interpretation design visuals for the creation of a visitor experience using interactive on-site interpretation, […]

Museum Explorer AR Experience

Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales, Cardiff

AHI Engaging People Awards 2021

Celebrating the best heritage, nature, culture and science experiences in Britain and Ireland

Sponsored by The Creative Core

Our Engaging People Awards celebrate projects that tell great stories about places, people and collections, and inspire visitors and local communities to explore and discover more. If you are doing this, and taking positive steps towards diversity and climate sustainability too, then we want to hear about it!

We welcome projects that represent the diversity of people, places and stories from across the UK and Ireland.

Creu Hanes- Making History

St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff

Suppliers directory

Find your local supplier

Looking for someone to work on an interpretation project? Our on line directory is a great place to start, listing services supplied by many of our members.

Members can purchase their own business listing.  Download application form.

AHI Events

Professional Development & Training

One Day Events

Join AHI and get discounts on our one-day events, which are a great opportunity to showcase innovative work and develop your skills. Please contact us if you have an idea for an event, or would like to host one.

The relaxed approach to the event made it highly enjoyable and created a space where open dialogue could occur – there was no fear about asking questions.

Access to Resources

Membership Professional Development Downloads

Professional Development Resource Downloads

Membership entitles you to download our online resources. These include AHI's own best practice guidelines which cover a variety of interpretative practice. Your membership includes all previously published works and any guidelines published during your membership.


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Tintagel Castle

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