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.

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

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

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.

English Heritage
Tintagel Castle

AHI Conferences

Facts, Fiction & Interpretation was the theme for our 2019 AHI Conference which we held in Bedford with a cracking visit to Bletchley Park -  We look forward to posting the conference film soon.

At a gala ceremony on Thursday night, award-winning museum, historic house, visitor centre and volunteer exhibitions were announced by AHI Patron Loyd Grossman CBE. Check out the winners.

Latest industry insight and news

Available in full to members

October 12, 2019

AHI 2019 Discover Heritage Awards – Winners Announced

The Association for Heritage Interpretation is delighted to announce the results of the AHI 2019 Discover Heritage Awards – for excellence in cultural and natural heritage […]
September 25, 2019

Bristol Music Trust Freelance Creative Producer

          Maximum Fee: £30,000 for the delivery stage of our National Lottery Heritage Fund project, a maximum of twenty-two months commencing January […]
September 2, 2019

Interpretation & Place Officer, South Downs Centre Midhurst

Closing Date: 15 September 2019 Interview Date: 25 September 2019 Salary: £29,139 to £36,526 Hours: 37 hours per week Type of post: Permanent   Are you […]

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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