A diverse network of interpreters

involved with interpretation of natural & cultural heritage


Brockholes Nature Reserve 
Interpretive design by Bright 3D

Photo: Jason Lock

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.

A biannual Journal & much more...

Join AHI and each year you will receive six newsletters and two interpretation journals featuring the latest developments in interpretation – including news, events and jobs. Benefit from discounts on events and opportunities to advertise in our Supplier Directory.

English Heritage
Tintagel Castle

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.

Other Events

We can announce that we will be in Chester for our 2018 Conference and look forward to seeing you there!

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.

Spending some time in that 'utopian interpretation bubble' of the conference is really beneficial and helps you to refocus, catch up with fellow professionals you rarely see, make new friends and see and hear about examples of interpretation that can help inform and inspire your own work.

The Receiving Ward
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Norfolk Museums Service.

AHI Conferences

Discount Conference Tickets

Membership entitles you to discounted tickets to our conferences. We will be in Chester for our 2018 Conference and are currently issuing a Call for Papers.

Access to Conference Papers & Resources

As a member you will have access to downloadable resources from all previous conferences.

AHI Discover Heritage Awards

Every two years we run awards that:

  • celebrate heritage interpretation in all its forms
  • are a prestigious badge of recognition for winning and shortlisted entries
  • share, encourage and showcase good interpretive practice and the organisations responsible for it within the profession and related professions
  • publicise good interpretive practice and the organisations responsible for it through the media
  • provide interpretive evaluation to shortlisted entrants

Latest industry insight and news

Available in full to members

June 5, 2018

Call for conference papers now closed

Association for Heritage Interpretation Conference 2018 - Provoking conversations 3rd-5th October 2018, Chester Thank you to everyone who has submitted abstracts for the Conference - we have […]
June 5, 2018
The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority is seeking an enthusiastic trainee to join its Public Engagement Team. The position will provide hands on experience of planning […]
April 24, 2018

AHI announce two free Masterclasses at Museums & Heritage Show

The AHI are delighted to announce that we are hosting two short on-stand Masterclasses sessions at the Museums and Heritage Show in May. On Wednesday 16 […]

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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