Interpret Wales was formally launched at the AHI conference at Swansea in September 2001. Prior to the launch it had been known as the Welsh Environmental Interpretation Group, an informal group consisting of the main organisations with interests in environmental and cultural interpretation in Wales.

Interpret Wales functioned for 17 years and produced 23 high quality magazines, delivered over 20 excellent training courses, promoting and connecting interpreters across Wales and encouraging best practice in enhancing visitor experiences at cultural and natural heritage sites in Wales.

June 30, 2020

Issue 22 Spring 2016

Exiles and explorers, hippies, adventurers, asylum seekers, economic migrants and refugees have all found sanctuary in Wales. Issue 22 focuses on Welsh projects involving the movement of […]
June 30, 2020

Issue 21 Spring 2015

In this 40 page bumper issue we look at interpretation and writing; Naomi Jones shares the story of the poet-shepherd Elis Humphrey Evans, better known as Hedd Wyn, and his Snowdownia home, Yr Ysgwrn; Mary-Ann Constance […]
June 30, 2020

Issue 20 Spring 2014

This bumper issue showcases projects across Wales receiving support under the European Regional Development Convergence Fund; Dave Penberthy introduces the Heritage Tourism Project and case studies of Denbigh and Conwy […]
June 30, 2020

Issue 19 Spring 2013

Issue 19 includes articles by Dan Boys on the development of audio trails and Rhodri Clark on the growth of the QR project HistoryPoints. Mari Gordon looks […]
June 30, 2020

Issue 18 Autumn 2012

In Issue 18 Dave Penberthy, Cadw’s Head of Interpretation writes about progress implementing the pan-Wales strategy. A project focusing on the limestone industrial heritage of the Black Mountain is […]
June 30, 2020

Issue 17 Spring 2012

In this issue, Jill Simpson and Rebecca Evans demonstrate how to tackled the problem of telling stories an unstaffed site in Pembrokeshire. We take a trip down […]
June 30, 2020

Issue 16 Autumn 2011

In this issue we explore the power of play in interpretation. Contributions include articles from Techniquest as they celebrate 25 years of learning through play; how ‘touchpods’ are […]
June 30, 2020

Issue 15 Spring 2011

This issue featured how the Australian government have included interpretation as a strategic priority for tourism development; the Brecon Beacons Ambassador Scheme; how to get mapping […]
June 30, 2020

Issue 14 Autumn 2010

This issue took the theme of access in interpretation and included articles on the work of the Dog Rose Trust; using MP3’s to bring the forest […]
June 30, 2020

Issue 13 Spring 2010

This issue looked at the Wye Valley including how artists have interpreted it through time as well an article on as how artists are using ceramic […]
June 30, 2020

Issue 12 Autumn 2009

This issue included a review of the AHI conference held in Cardiff; a heads-up on the ‘Pan Wales interpretation plan’ being driven by Cadw; using drama […]
June 30, 2020

Issue 11 Spring 2009

This issue looked at the new visitor centre on Mount Snowdon; the use of Manga style animation and geo-rucksacks in interpreting ‘Waterfall Country’; a review of […]
June 30, 2020

Issue 10 Autumn 2008

This issue featured articles from home and abroad including the link between Brunswick ironworks and Westminster Abbey; a view on interpretation in Australia and New Zealand ; Cardiff […]
June 30, 2020

Issue 9 Spring 2008

This issue focussed on bilingual interpretation and included articles on telling the story in a bilingual society; Cadw’s approach to bilingual interpretation; a Scottish perspective on bilingual interpretation […]
May 6, 2020

Issue 8 Autumn 2007

This issue included articles from Cadw on their multisensory interpretation; one from Brecon Beacons National Park Authority which looked at their Community Interpretation and Walking Toolkit; […]
May 6, 2020

Issue 7 Spring 2007

This issue focussed on performance and spectacle in interpretation; exploring the concept of the historical spectacular; the interaction between exhibits and actors at Ceredigion Museum; first […]
June 3, 2019

Issue 6 Autumn 2006

This issue looked at ‘active’ interpretation experiences being developed in South Korea; ‘talking’ history projects in Pembrokeshire; the development of ‘Oriel 1’ the National Museums Wales’ […]
May 28, 2019

Issue 5 Spring 2006

This issue looked at new technologies and their potential impact upon interpretation and articles explored the following: bringing the Llandeilo gospels home using virtual technology; a […]
May 28, 2019

Issue 4, Autumn 2005

This issue focussed on the Gulbenkian award winning interpretation at Big Pit; how the National Trust dealt with the seemingly opposing aims of conservation and access […]
May 28, 2019

Issue 3 Spring 2005

This issue examined the use of film in developing hands-on interpretation at Tavernspite; using art and interpretation to create new audiences in Ceredigion; feedback on the […]
May 28, 2019

Issue 2 Autumn 2004

This issue included guidance on working with designers; creative interpretation trails at Pen y Fan Country park; and first person interpretation at the Museum of Welsh […]
May 28, 2019

Issue 1 Spring 2004

This issue included a keynote article by Prof. Sam Ham on goals, objectives and themes in interpretation; plus articles on involving communities through the arts; writing […]