Bored of boards! – Ideas for interpreting heritage site
Done well, heritage interpretation can enhance the visitor experience. It may also strengthen the relationship between the site and those who live around it.Read MoreRead Less
Furthermore, by improving the attractiveness of a site, interpretation can lead to economic benefits for the wider area. Done badly, it can inaccurately communicate the meanings of the site and alienate those who visit. It can also physically damage the historic material if poorly specified and installed.
Currently, the interpretation of Ireland’s historic places is dominated by panels. Although very useful, there is more to interpretation than just the use of text heavy boards. The primary objective of this document is to show what other media can be used. Nonetheless, some guidance on interpretive panels is provided. Most of the methods shown are durable, low maintenance and relatively low tech.
- Published by: The Heritage Council
- Author(s): Irish Walled Towns Network