AHI Awards

Entries for the AHI 2019 Awards are now open

Information about entering the AHI 2019 Discover Heritage Awards sponsored by NovaDura Ltd is now available. The biennial AHI Awards scheme recognises and rewards the best practice in heritage interpretation across the UK and Ireland, and are the only awards to recognise excellence in all types and sizes of heritage interpretation, whether held in museums, historic buildings, visitor centres or any type of outdoor location. The awards...

  • 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
  • publicise good interpretive practice and the organisations responsible for it through the media
  • provide interpretive evaluation to shortlisted entrants

Winners from 2017


We are delighted to announce the results of the AHI 2017 Discover Heritage Awards – for excellence in cultural and natural heritage interpretation in Britain and Ireland. Congratulations to all recipients of an award - winners, runners up and commended entries.

The AHI Discover Heritage Awards 2017 are sponsored by Wessex Archaeology.

March 25, 2018

The AHI Award for Excellence in Interpretation

Lifting the Lid off the Vyne Lifting the Lid was awarded the AHI Award for Excellence because the Judging Panel felt it to be an exemplar […]
March 25, 2018

Community projects

Pop-Up Ruskin Museum The Pop-Up Ruskin Museum was a temporary neighbourhood museum created in a disused shop in Walkley. It was an innovative hub of interpretive […]
March 25, 2018

Landscapes, forests, nature reserves, parks and gardens

Family narrated multi-lingual audio guides at world's third-best garden Powerscourt Gardens' two new tourism experiences include; an audio-visual presentation welcoming visitors, an audio guide for adults, […]
March 25, 2018

Museums and historic properties/sites

Lifting the Lid at the Vyne Lifting the Lid grasps the opportunity afforded by a massive roof conservation project to tell the royal story at the […]
March 25, 2018

Interpretation for a target audience

Egyptian Sculpture Gallery Touch Tour The British Museum’s Egyptian Sculpture touch tour (Room 4) provides an inclusive, hands-on experience for blind and partially sighted visitors. Using […]
March 25, 2018

Visitor / Interpretation Centres

Man & Boy exhibition at Seamus Heaney HomePlace Engaged by Mid Ulster District Council, Tandem developed a visionary, multi-sensory interpretive experience about the life and writing […]
March 25, 2018

The AHI Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

Carl Atkinson AHI Membership panel member and innovator of interpretation in Wales. The first lifetime achievement award is for someone who joined the Centre for Environmental […]

Next Awards

The AHI 2019 Awards are open for entry. They will:

a) recognise all types of heritage interpretation.
b) be judged by interpreters.

If you would like to express interest in sponsorship or nomination or just learn more about the AHI awards please contact us at awards@ahi.org.uk.