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Soho House Museum

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Address: Soho Ave. | Handsworth, Birmingham B18 5LB, England
Phone Number: +44 121 348 8150
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Description: Tour the home of Matthew Boulton (1728-1809,) made famous for his...
Tour the home of Matthew Boulton (1728-1809,) made famous for his associations with James Watt and the Lunar Society, which left his mark on industrial development in Birmingham.
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Well worth a visit.

I have lived in Birmingham for 10 years and I am ashamed to say that I have not visited this attraction before. Thank you to The Big Hoot for pointing me in the right direction... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I have lived in Birmingham for 10 years and I am ashamed to say that I have not visited this attraction before. Thank you to The Big Hoot for pointing me in the right direction. My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the house ably guided by Kavita whose enthusiasm for her subject was infectious. We enjoyed a... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This house/mudseum is situated in an area on the outskirts of inner Birmingham but don't be put off! All vists take the form of a guided tour lasting about an hour and the time flew by. The house has been restored to its former glory by the local authority and has a fascinating history which is made all the more... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed visit today and can't believe I haven't been before. Really enjoyed guided tour- thank you Yasmin you did a great job. Found the dining room where the Lunar Society used to meet really interesting- learnt a lot. Choice in cafe was very limited but sandwiches were fresh. Enjoyed the exhibition upstairs in the visitors centre( which is free... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

An important influence on the industrial revolution was the fact that 14 pioneering geniuses from different walks of life used to meet when a full moon shone at Soho House; they called themselves The Lunar Society. Among this distinguished group of pioneers were Matthew Boulton, James Watt, Josiah Wedgewood, Erasmus Darwin and William Withering to name but a few. Hidden... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Visited Soho House for the first time and paid for the guided tour. There were only three of us on the tour which meant the guide could answer all our questions.The house had been excellently preserved and decorated and furnished as it would have been in Boultons day. It was a great experience to go into the Lunar Road and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very interesting house and museum, highly informative, a must for Birmingham citizens. Viewing the gallery in the visitor centre is free, but viewing Soho House itself is £6.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Well worth catching the 74 or 75 bus round the corner from Snow Hill Station in the Handsworth direction. Good conducted tour with helpful person who also doubled as coffee shop assistant when she found us hungry and unattended! Very welcoming atmosphere and pleasant experience. Some beautiful original furniture as well as the actual table at which Matthew Boulton, James... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were met on arrival by a member of staff who gave us a very warm welcome she was very friendly was obviously passionate about her work,her love and knowledge of this fabulous house just shone through in her talk to introduce us to the house,it was fun ,very informative and a great start to our visit.The house itself was... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visited on on owl hunt ..... Staff were very helpful even though the internet had give us the wrong impression of more time than we actually had!

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The house has an interpretation centre where you bought tickets and information. There is a coffee shop. Upstairs there is a small museum dedicated to Matthew Boulton and his contribution to the development of Midlands industry. As a result of the silverware produced in Soho Works, Birmingham got its own assay office, which is now the biggest in the UK.... More 

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