‘Building Stories’ – writing interpretation for heritage projects

Learn how to craft engaging interpretation for your heritage projects. Whether you are an old hand, or new to heritage and want to share your ‘story’ with your visitors – or funders! – you’ll learn how to hone your tone, find the right tools for the job and become a master-text builder!

Through participating in creative activities, themed around ‘building’, you will gain the confidence and skills to write text that starts a conversation with your audiences. You’ll be sent our activity pack in the post, full of creative resources to use during the workshop, including a project ‘blueprint’ setting out the different stages to building good interpretive content and five activities exploring the who, why, and how to craft text.

Our experienced team will guide your group through the basics, giving you the tools to create your own meaningful outputs – be they boards, apps or posters.

Learning objectives

  • Introduction to the key principles of interpretive storytelling in heritage spaces
  • Identify what makes a good text (and avoid the pitfalls of bad examples!)
  • Understand the needs and tastes of different audiences
  • Explore new approaches to using language
  • Be creative with word-crafting
  • Edit and proofread text example

This training is available as an online day session with breaks, or an ‘in person’ event. We can come to you, or arrange a venue as part of our training offer.

Our workshops are run by experienced staff at TDR Heritage. Find out more about us here www.tdrheritage.co.uk/about-us

How do I book?

We provide regular events hosted online and face-to-face. Use the contact form below to let us know that you would like to be notified of our next dates.

We can also provide your organisation, group or team with a ‘closed’ interactive workshop tailored to your own needs. This can be online or an ‘in person’ event – we can come to you, or arrange a venue as part of our training offer.

For any questions or information please contact gwendolen.powell@tdrheritage.co.uk or fill out the form below.


Register your interest in our ‘Building Stories Workshops – crafting interpretation text for heritage projects’

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TDR Heritage is a recognised IHBC training provider and Association for Heritage Interpretation Corporate member.