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Soho House Museum

Soho Ave. | Handsworth, Birmingham B18 5LB, England
121-554-9122
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Ranked #23 of 202 Attractions in Birmingham
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Solihull, UK
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Well presented, Georgian home of Matthew Boulton, the house where the great minds of the day would be. With a cup of tea and a browse in the good value gift shop, you can easily spend a very pleasant couple of hours. It's located in Handsworth just out of town, a marvellously multicultural area easily accessible by bus from the... More

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visiting alone, Soho House’s location outside of the centre of Birmingham makes it a little difficult to find, which might explain a lack of visitors in previous visits. However, I was pleased to find more people there on my most recent visit to the house. Always warmly welcomed by the staff, the famous hospitality of Matthew Boulton appears to have... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Knowing of the historical importance of Matthew Boulton, I had long wanted to visit Soho House. As I was going on a day-visit to Birmingham I looked at the council's website, which was not very attractive. Nevertheless took a bus from the city centre - just a few minutes ride - and was delighted by the house. The introductory display... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A very interesting afternoon visit, lots of Birmingham history on display, I am very keen on photography and sometimes there are photographs on display, also sometimes there are costumes that your children or in our case grandchildren can dress up in...

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

There is plenty of information about the Lunar society who met in the site once a month (hence Lunar). There is plenty of historical furniture and artifacts to look at and in many of the rooms there are challenges to engage peoples minds. Their are period hats you can put on for selfies. The volunteers and other staff were great... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great little place tucked away from the busy streets. Felt £6.00 to get in was a bit of a rip off as they had a special event on that I wasn't there for, and considering you can get into Aston Hall for £4.00 this should be cheaper as it's quite a small house. Great looking place, very interesting. The only... More

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Superb visit to Soho House - massively important historical site with lots to see. Matthew Boulton (and the other 'lunar men') really accelerated the progress of science - and humanity. Beautiful house, friendly & knowledgeable staff.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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123 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Lovely house to visit, we visited during a day on the hop on hop off Brum bus tour. Never knew it was there before, well worth a visit.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great activities for kids. They had clues and had to find answers by looking at the exhibits. Very interesting place!

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

With its helpful, friendly and knowledgable volunteers, Soho House is well worth a visit for anyone interested in the Lunar Society and Matthew Boulton. Beautifully preserved and presented and excellent value for money.

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