Introducing the Hidden Histories Trail, Southampton’s first Black History walking tour

We’re thrilled to be launching the Hidden Histories Trail, Southampton’s first Black History walking tour.

Launching this October, 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 many lesser known stories of Southampton’s past to better understand the diverse heritage of our city spanning over 400 years.

The tour 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.    

The tours will last around 90 minutes and will be available on weekly basis. Costing £5 per person, 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