The professional network for heritage interpreters

Working to interpret natural & cultural heritage

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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.

 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.

Latest industry insight and news

Available in full to members

November 15, 2021

Opportunity to tender: Interpretation trail, The Woodland Trust – Smithills Estate

We are looking for a consultant with proven experience in design adaptation and production of innovative and engaging outdoor heritage interpretation to tender for the creation […]
November 15, 2021

Invitation to Quote: Interpretative planning workshop and interpretation plan for Victory Wood.

The interpretive opportunity We are looking to work with a consultant to develop our interpretation offer at Victory Wood, near Whitstable, Kent. Developing interpretation at this […]
November 3, 2021

2021 AHI Annual General Meeting

The 2021 AHI Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, 17 November from 09:00hrs until 09:45hrs online via Hopin. The following documents are available to view […]

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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