Join us for AHI’s Annual Conference 2012

Hawkstone Park, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

17 October 2012 to 19 October 2012

Join AHI this year in Glorious Shropshire as we focus on the recent drive for ‘creating experiences’ and the rapid changes in visitor expectations and technology. Learning from leading practitioners, academics and attraction managers we will debate how we can ensure interpretation remains at the core of a successful experience.

Joining us will be renowned experts who will be sharing their experience from projects around the world and your conference package includes visits to award-winning visitor experiences, including Blists Hill Victorian Town and the Cold War Exhibition at RAF Cosford. And during this momentous year, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to visit Much Wenlock, the birthplace of the modern Olympics.

We’ll be staying at the beautiful Hawkstone Park, a 400 acre estate nestled in the heart of the beautiful Shropshire hills, where you will be able to explore the 18th century Follies in the parkland - a Victorian fantasyland of cliffs, crags, caves, woods and extraordinary monuments. We even have a specially themed visit there during our stay. Plus conference dinners will be sourced from the locality, and there will be Shropshire-themed entertainment.

Don’t forget places are limited so we encourage you to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

More details are in the conference programme. To book a place, download the booking form from the link below and return it to the AHI Office: The Administrator, Association for Heritage Interpretation, 54 Balmoral Road, Gillingham, ME7 4PG.

For more information contact admin@ahi.org.uk or call 0560 274 7737

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  • A large mansion house surrounded by trees.

    Hawkstone, the centrepiece of a Victorian fantasyland

  • A group of trees on a rocky outcrop, with a blue sky in the background.

    One of the grottoes in Hawkstone's grounds

  • A view of the Ironbridge Gorge, showing the iron bridge, the river and the church and town.

    Ironbridge - one of our site visits