Hidden Histories Trail

Community, Talks

Saturday 8th October 11:00am – Saturday 2nd September 2023 1:00pm

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 October 2022 and will resume in February 2023 until September 2023:

Saturday 8th October 11am – 12.30pm

Saturday 15th October 11am – 12.30pm

Saturday 22nd October 11am – 12.30pm

Saturday 29th October 11am – 12.30pm

Saturday 4th February 11am – 12.30pm

Saturday 4th March 11am – 12.30pm

Saturday 1st April 11am – 12.30pm

Saturday 6th May 11am – 12.30pm

Saturday 3rd June 11am – 12.30pm

Saturday 1st July 11am – 12.30pm

Saturday 5th August 11am – 12.30pm

Saturday 2nd September 11am – 12.30pm

You can book your ticket here