Bringing heritage to life

At its best, learning happens where people experience 'the real thing', in venues such as historic sites, nature parks, zoos or museums.

Heritage interpretation facilitates such experiences using a broad range of approaches from guided walks to sophisticated exhibitions.

Interpret Europe encourages dialogue and partnership between associations and universities, providers and professionals. More than 1,000 members from 55 countries share their expertise in making heritage more meaningful to people, and people more mindful towards our common future.

Join us and be part of this exchange.

First prize awarded for the study Engaging citizens with Europe's cultural heritage

Through interpretation, I believe heritage can contribute
to the building of communities, not just at local level,
but also on national and European levels.

   Tibor Navracsics
   EU Commissioner for Education, Youth, Sports and Culture (2014-2019)

If it is not the objects and places in themselves that are important about
cultural heritage but the meanings and uses that people attach to them and
the values they represent, the act of interpretation and mediation is key.

   Kathrin Merkle
   Council of Europe, Head of Culture and Cultural Heritage

Our mission

To serve all who use
first-hand experiences to
give natural and cultural heritage
a deeper meaning