History Tour

Hidden Histories Trail

The Early Black History of Southampton

Hidden Histories Trail

  • 2022-03-05 11:00 to 2022-09-03 11:00

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Hidden Histories Trail

2022-03-05 11:00 to 2022-09-03 11:00
5th March 2022


Hidden Histories Trail

2022-03-05 11:00 to 2022-09-03 11:00
5th March 2022


Join us for the Hidden Histories Trail, as our tour guides take you on a journey of discovery, sharing the unknown diverse history of Southampton’s Old Town. 

From Black privateers to plantation owners, this fascinating tour shines a spotlight onto many lesser known stories of Southampton’s past to better understand the diverse heritage of our City spanning over 400 years.

The Hidden Histories Trails are led by a team of friendly and knowledgable volunteers who are all accredited white badge guides supported by the Institute of Tourist Guiding. They have undergone an intensive training programme as part of Hidden Histories, developing and leading on their own research projects exploring the city’s diverse history, and they can’t wait to share their knowledge with you.

The tour starts and finishes at God’s House Tower and will be available monthly. The tours cost £5 per person and the proceeds from ticket sales will go towards continuing our work to research, learn and share the diverse history of Southampton in new and creative ways.

The walks last around 90 minutes and comfy shoes are recommended, as well as clothing for all weathers!

The Hidden Histories Trail will take place on the first Saturday of each month from March to September:

Saturday 5th March 11am – 12.30pm

Saturday 2nd April 11am – 12.30pm

Saturday 7th May 11am – 12.30pm

Saturday 4th June 11am – 12.30pm

Saturday 2nd July 11am – 12.30pm

Saturday 6th August 11am – 12.30pm

Saturday 3rd September 11am – 12.30pm

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