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Soho House Museum

Soho Ave. | Handsworth, Birmingham B18 5LB, England
121-554-9122
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Ranked #21 of 198 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Soho House Museum is a brilliant place, celebrating the life and work of Matthew Boulton, the man who made Birmingham what it was - the City of a Thousand Trades - and, working with James Watt, made industrial steam power a key element of stage 2 of the Industrial Revolution. On Saturday last they had a brilliant science and technology... More

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We visited the museum on Bank Holiday Monday, to find that entry was free that day and there were lots of extra activities being enjoyed by adults and children, with lots of friendly staff and volunteers around to help and encourage. The house and contents were very well displayed and explained - and we came away with a real sense... More

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Solihull, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This was our first visit to this small but beautifully put together Museum. Located just off the A41 north east of the City Centre this Georgian house has been beautifully restored to be a quaint and charming evocation of Boulton’s family home. Matthew Boulton lived here in the last part of the 18th Century and the restoration portrays the rooms... More

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My husband is severely disabled and in a wheelchair so when we visited Soho House we were really pleased to discover that he was able to access the whole house. The staff were extremely helpful and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. I would thoroughly recommend Soho House for anyone who is disabled.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Soho House offers an excellent introduction to industrial Birmingham via the story of a key family in the area. The property shows a household of the time with attractive boards providing relevant information about life in the house. The adjacent museum display completes the story of the rise of industrial Birmingham. Staff are welcoming, helpful and keen to offer extra... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Soho House is a hidden gem, sitting just off the main road through Handsworth. The house has been restored to look like it did at the time of Matthew Boulton. As well as the main house there is a reasonable sized garden, with a hermitage in the bottom corner, a tearoom complete with a pair of sphinxes, an exhibition dedicated... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Went with friend and our kids . Beautiful place . Kids did the Easter activities whilst we had a cuppa . Staff were lovely and helpful . The house itself was gorgeous, well kept and lots of interesting things to look at . The kids especially enjoyed the cellar and the toy room . Well width a visit.

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