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Address: Soho Ave. | Handsworth, Birmingham B18 5LB, England
Phone Number: +44 121 348 8150
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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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Matthew Boulton, a great inventor and a great visit

Probably not widely known, but our visit to this restored house, built for Matthew Boulton, was a really good experience. The staff were extraordinarily keen to be helpful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Probably not widely known, but our visit to this restored house, built for Matthew Boulton, was a really good experience. The staff were extraordinarily keen to be helpful. The person who took us on the tour of the house (Jackie) was knowledgeable, informative and personable. She clearly enjoyed her job and was very well informed about the life and works... More 

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Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are at all interested in our industrial heritage then Soho House is an essential place to visit. We had a thoroughly entertaining tour. The history of the house, of Matthew Boulton and of the Lunar Society were all brought to life for me. There's no point in me giving details - I recommend you find out for yourself.

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Thank Andrew H
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Birmingham has so much to offer but boy are we glad we included this in our itinerary. Four in our party - which included a friend with a history MA and who judges for the Sandford Award (look it up ....) were enthralled by the quality, knowledge and enthusiasm of the tour guide (£7.00 each - worth every penny) and... More 

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Thank bobandcogs
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to have an excellent, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide to take us round this fascinating building, the former home of the extremely able business entrepreneur, Matthew Boulton. He was amazingly charismatic and famous in his day. A brilliant man who seems to be largely forgotten today except in his home city of Birmingham where he was instrumental... More 

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Thank Richard V
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went recently went as a large group, over the summer that just passed. Guide who led us around had great stories to share. Pace was nice, wasn't too slow, wasn't too quick. Got to see loads and had plenty of opportunities to take loads of photos. This place has a lot of history, and is definitely recommended to visit if... More 

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Thank Mitch B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing building, knowledgable guides. Much bigger inside that you first imagine and easy to overlook located in the backstreets. Very impressive hidden gem.

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Thank timillustrator
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well worth an hour of your time if you are interested in 18th century science and engineering. Soho House was the Georgian home of Matthew Boulton and used to stand in a 300 acre estate, which included Boulton's world famous manufactory. Boulton hosted meetings of the influential Lunar Society at Soho House. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic... More 

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Thank Ed L
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Informative, enthusiastic tour of a largerestored Georgian house by Amanda, takes nearly an hour, including a modern gallery...attractive garden with replica ....tea/ coffee/ biscuits available, shop with lovely postcards Bus no74 from Paradise Circus...ask for Soho Ave...3 min walk

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Bedworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

If you have some time to kill, this is a good place with a central role in world history. Parking is easy - so why not?

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

A friend and I went up to New Street Station Birmingham and from there by a short taxi ride costing about £9 to Soho House. Not very salubrious surroundings but the site of the Museum and Soho House is modern, welcoming and informative. Open only on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the winter and by tour only. Both people we met... More 

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