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Address: Soho Ave. | Handsworth, Birmingham B18 5LB, England
Phone Number: 121-554-9122
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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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good local venue

Great hidden gem in Birmingham telling the historical connection with the industrial revolution and the slave trade. Activities to keep younger children entertained.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great hidden gem in Birmingham telling the historical connection with the industrial revolution and the slave trade. Activities to keep younger children entertained.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A great little venue bustling with local history, a great day out for all the family! Soho House is welcoming, accessible and as well as informative it's also fun for all the family.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Upon arrival at Soho House, I was greeted by the venues staff excellently and felt very welcome. My visit to Soho House was work based, but thanks to the venue it just felt like a nice day out which helped me produce some excellent work. The seating area, was a nice spot to just sit and admire the estate, with... More 

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We visited Soho House for a Mystery Tour and it was great! I was able to dress up as 'Agatha de Weoley' and act in role as a servant to Mathew Bolton. We learned so much about MB and the Lunar Society. The staff were really friendly and helped me to learn more about the role of a servant. A... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is a beautiful building and grounds which showcases an interesting part of Birmingham's history. Although it is slightly off the beaten track compared to most of Birmingham's tourist attractions it is easily reached on the Metro or by bus.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Soho house in itself is worth a visit . It is of course the home of Matthew Boulton. But the great thing here is the information you will receive about the Lunar Sociey and therefore the other members such as, James Watt. Josiah Wedgewood, James Brindley and so many others. These people made the industrial revolution and consequently gave us... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Very much enjoyed my short visit with my daughter to this hidden gem. A sunny day and a picnic would of been even better. There was a demonstration by the Birmingham Ballet Company and a retro toys display and all was free. Watch out for these events !(Entry to the house though is a few pounds - which we did... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We have visited Soho house a few times, it is always an enjoyable visit, especially for my son who lives to see the natural samples of rocks and crystals that are in the house. The house is very pretty and the items on display are well looked after. My whole family enjoyed both 'steam up' theme events and all three... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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