Hidden Histories Trail

Join us for the Hidden Histories Trail, Southampton’s first Black History walking tour.

Launching this Black History Month, the Hidden Histories Trail will take you on a guided walk around Southampton’s Old Town, exploring the early Black History of the city. From Black privateers to plantation owners, this fascinating tour shines a spotlight onto moments from within Southampton’s Medieval Quarter to share lesser known stories of Southampton’s early Black history beginning in the 15th Century.

Our tours will be led by a team of friendly volunteers, who are all accredited white badge guides supported by the Institute of Tourist Guiding.  Our guides have all undergone a thorough training programme as part of Hidden Histories, developing their own research projects exploring the city’s Black History, and they can’t wait to share their knowledge with you.    

Lasting around 90 minutes, the tours cost £5 per person and will be available weekly throughout Black History Month. Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the development of research and opportunities to support the learning and sharing of the diverse history of Southampton in new and creative ways.

Register your interest here