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.

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 were in the historic walled city of Chester for our 2018 Conference 'Provoking conversations' and are pleased to announce that Bedford will be our conference venue in 2019 with site visits to Bletchley Park.

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

November 15, 2018

Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust – Innerpeffray Library Interpretation Design Invitation to Quote

Description of work required The Project Team wishes to appoint a suitably experienced consultant to deliver an interpretation design for the Innerpeffray Library that will create […]
November 9, 2018

The Tank Museum, Dorset – Assistant Exhibitions Manager

Assistant Exhibitions Manager Permanent contract Salary - £23,500 Over 200,000 people visit the Tank Museum every year where we bring the history of tanks and tank […]
November 9, 2018

ENGLISH HERITAGE Interpretation Manager South East

Interpretation Manager South East £31,500 per annum Location: 6th Floor, 100 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7AN 12 month contract, 36 hours per week Ref: 11310 The […]

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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