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Soho House Museum

Soho Ave. | Handsworth, Birmingham B18 5LB, England
121-554-9122
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Ranked #22 of 161 Attractions in Birmingham
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Owner description: Tour the home of Matthew Boulton (1728-1809,) made famous for his associations with James Watt and...
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

An incredible Museum hidden away in Handsworth that was once home to the inspiring Matthew Boulton . It has been many things to many people over the years but it now houses a small proportion of artefacts that were manufactured by the great man himself. It was also the main home to the Lunar Society that still exists today albeit... More 

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Solihull
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Soho was very welcoming to my kids they made a big fuss of them because we turned up in costumes ,we went on Halloween spooky friday, we enjoyed the craft activities and because we dressed up we got in for free , which was a great bonus :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Soho house is the amazing home of industrial entrepreneur Matthew Bolton. Visiting will give you a little taste of the Georgian era, an extremely important period for Birmingham and the industrial revolution. This house will appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds and the cellar is always a hit for children. The staff are amazing and always willing to... More 

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West Bromwich
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is a truly hidden gem for anyone isn't rested in the industrial revolution would be lovely if it could be linked to Assay offices silver visits. Only minor downside arrived early & older gent was most off putting we nearly didn't wait for entry in the delightful gardens pointed out by another staff member This gent was very off... More 

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Bristol
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23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I had looked forward to visiting SOHO house for sometime having an interest in Matthew Bolton and the Lunar society. However I found it a bit empty and disappointing. There was just not enough on display about Matthew Bolton or the Lunar Society. There was very few other visitors and I was left with the impression that a lot more... More 

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Solihull, UK
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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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7 attraction reviews
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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