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 Conferences

Early bird conference tickets extended to Friday 30th August!

AHI Conference 2019: Facts, Fiction & Interpretation
9-11 October, The Bedford Centre Hotel, Bedford

Book your tickets now  for what's shaping up to be one of our best conferences yet.  We've got a full programme of insightful speakers, open discussions, a visit to Bletchley Park and lots of networking opportunities lined up.  Not to mention, the prestigious biennial AHI Award ceremony sponsored by NovaDura, held on the Thursday night.

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 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

August 2, 2019

Based in the North of England (or even just over the border)? Fancy a summer trip to Bolton to look at interpretation?

Join a group of AHI members on a visit to Bolton Museum to see their recent Egyptian gallery and talk to some of the team who […]
July 23, 2019

Place & Interpretation Officer, South Downs Centre Midhurst

Closing Date: 4 August 2019 Interview Date: 15 August 2019 Salary: £29,139 to £36,526 Hours: 37 hours per week Type of post: Permanent   Are you […]
July 23, 2019

Exclusive Member Opportunity

Would you like to speak on behalf of AHI at the upcoming Interpreting History conference on Thursday 19th September 2019 at Alexandra Palace, London? This landmark […]

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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