The professional network for heritage interpreters

Working to interpret natural & cultural heritage

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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

February 21, 2020

The Old Library, Liverpool – Heritage interpretation design & installation tender opportunity

Lister Steps is a community-based charity in Tuebrook, Liverpool, providing family and children’s services since 1997. Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we are regenerating […]
February 14, 2020

PMO Co-ordinator – Estates, The Royal Parks, The Old Police House, Hyde Park, London W2 2UH

  Closing Date: 01/03/2020 Salary: £27,390 - £33,330 per annum, depending on experience. Contract Type: Permanent, full-time role, working 36 hours.     If you are […]
February 7, 2020

AHI North Go to Manchester – Friday 28 February

Join us in Manchester to explore three heritage sites with wide-ranging interpretive ideas. We've put together a visit that involves minimal walking, but plenty of interpretive […]

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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