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.

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.

Latest industry insight and news

Available in full to members

January 23, 2020

AHI North – making time to talk interpretation

The AHI conference is an annual highlight for many members as the place to renew acquaintances and be inspired. But why wait twelve months for the […]
January 21, 2020

New Year, new AHI trustees

Four new trustees have been appointed to work alongside the established board of trustees at the Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI). The new appointments have been […]
January 7, 2020

Heritage & Collections Officer – The Methodist Church

Starting salary: £35k - £40k (incld London weighting) Contract: Fixed term to 31 August 2021 The Methodist Church is seeking a collections professional to liaise with […]

Museum Explorer AR Experience

Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales, Cardiff

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

Creu Hanes- Making History

St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff

AHI Conferences

At this years conference there were lots of new faces and old friends, thought-provoking talks, a wonderful experience at Bletchley Park and proactive discussions taking place across the three days.   There were so many highlights it's hard to pick a favourite but we hope the conference video brings back those happy memories!

Work has already started on next year's conference in Ireland. Watch this space for details!


Suppliers directory

Find your local supplier

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

Members can purchase their own business listing from their members dashboard.

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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