Workshop: interpretation for beginners


A personalised beginners guide to creating or commissioning interpretation, how to plan it and the range of techniques available.

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This one-day workshop is brilliant for staff, volunteers or a team that have been tasked with producing or improving interpretation.

Interpretation can be an amazing way to engage visitors with the story of your property, collections, landscape, people, garden or event. But with so much mediocre and even bad interpretation out there, how do you make sure you start off on the right foot?  This workshop will guide you through the basics in a fun and accessible way.

The mission of this workshop is simply to make your interpretation inspiring not tiring!

It aims to leave participants feeling more confident and enthused to start developing or improving interpretation.

Your workshop is crammed with:

  • A professional facilitator with years of experience in this field
  • Tonnes of real examples of interpretation from across the world
  • Ideas for creatively approaching interpretation
  • Simple tools to help you plan interpretation effectively
  • A lively presentation style with interactive activities so delegates can get ‘hands-on’

This is a great workshop for training volunteers or when working with young people also.

Our workshops are for up to 15 delegates – that’s less than £27.00 per person!

All our fun and inspiring workshops include:

  • Follow-up email to all delegates and free support tools such as our Flickr galleries of best practice and INSPIRE email network
  • Summary of evaluation data from the workshop – emailed to you within two weeks of the workshop
  • Goody bags for all workshop delegates and additional resources available from £2.50 per person
  • Travel and subsistence charged at actual cost
  • Carbon offset of travel

All our prices are ex VAT

Before today I was…”Designing new museum displays”

During the session I was thinking…Now I understand what I should be doing”     

As a result of today I will…”Improve my writing for interpretation with attention grabbing text”

Comments from a Hereford and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust delegate


“It’s been a pleasure to work with Kate and her team again to develop some interpretation for adult visitors. We’re getting great feedback from our visitors too!”

Sue Hicks, National Trust’s Tudor Merchant’s House, Tenby.


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