Tag Archives: heritage attractions

What interpreters can learn from the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony

Interpreters can learn a lot from other forms of cultural communication – like Olympic opening ceremonies. So  what can we glean from Danny Boyle, the guy who created the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony?  This is what he had to … Continue reading

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6 heritage attractions that taught me the Irish history I needed to know

Heritage sites can be good, powerful and human places to encounter and understand the important people and events that have shaped a country’s past and present. I believe they have a particularly important  role for international visitors. I have been … Continue reading

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8 ways to enjoy a heritage attraction

There are lots of ways to have a great visit to a heritage site. There are many  types of good times to be found at old places, wild places, holy places, places of memorial, places of bloodshed, places of art, … Continue reading

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How to revive a heritage attraction – five steps to success

Great visitor experiences at heritage attractions do not happen by accident. Just over three years ago Peter, my partner in TellTale, was asked to advise the Irish National Heritage Park in County Wexford, Ireland. He found a fascinating site, a team … Continue reading

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Interpretation to provoke and promote remembrance

The National Memorial Arboretum, near Lichfield, Shropshire, UK is one of the most interesting places I have worked at (and there’s a lot of competition for positions on that list!). Unusually and interestingly, it is that it is not the … Continue reading

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Zuok’s three secrets of a great experience

Fab night out in Manchester on Saturday. Having fun times is an essential requirement for a successful visitor experience consultant and I am proud to say I work hard at it. Thinking about why those times were fun is, of … Continue reading

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