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Soho House Museum

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Address: 5 Soho Avenue | 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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Visited as part of the Heritage Weekend ans sorry not been before. Mathew Boulton, so famous as a Birmingham engineer, had his fingers in so many more outlets than steam engines... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited as part of the Heritage Weekend ans sorry not been before. Mathew Boulton, so famous as a Birmingham engineer, had his fingers in so many more outlets than steam engines that it is truly amazing. His involvement in optics and astronomy was remarkable and we had the additional treat of an excellent guide, in period dress, who took us... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is beautiful house that is hidden away. We did the rooftop tour and the guide Andrew was very interesting and extremely knowledgeable. A must visit building.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a visit to this museum this August and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The guide added a "certain something " with his knowledge which I have to say felt a little suppressed as he had so much more knowledge and information to give us but there was only just under an hour to show us the whole house.This was... More 

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Thank kate616275
Walsall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are in our sixties but can I urge much younger people to purchase a Museums pass as my husband lived in the area most of his life but didn't realise such places existed. The rare pieces of Blue John and that clock returned by Catherine the Great are extraordinary. There are many mentions of a guide named Andrew but... More 

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Thank Patricia M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour of the house took about an hour and the guide, Andrew Pound, was outstanding. His knowledge of the house and Matthew Houston was wonderful and was never thrown by all the questions we threw at him. Lovely cafe too.

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Thank pinkyperry
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came on Bank Holiday Monday not knowing what to expect. What a treat, a lively informative tour with Andrew as tour guide giving a knowledgable and enjoyable tour. Andrew was in tune with all the guests in the party, taking time to ensure the young man with an interest in astronomy was looked after as well as ensuring that my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My grandparents, who only live just down the road, and I visited Soho House yesterday and we cannot believe that we had not thought to come here before! The house and it's history are absolutely fascinating and shed some light onto the heritage of Birmingham in a wider sense too. We were guided round by Andrew, who was extremely enthusiastic... More 

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Thank Beth H
Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Soho House tells the story of a Midlands industrialist. Britain is full of stately home style museums but not so much about the industry that created their wealth. This one tells the story of the first factory to introduce steam power and the owners grew rich on it. But typical of the time their real interest was in science and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found the guide tour..was brilliant very factual and interesting. We enjoyed having a drink from the cafe. Having ano annual pass really makes visiting good value.

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

Visited Soho House today and thoroughly enjoyed it. James our guide was really enthusiastic about the house and really made the tour an interesting and enjoyable experience. I would recommend this house to anyone, great value for money too.

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