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Soho House Museum

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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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A MUST SEE PROPERTY!!!

Soho House is a beautiful property that must be seen to be believed! It was the home of Matthew Boulton, one of Birmingham's greatest men. Also it had seen many meetings of the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Soho House is a beautiful property that must be seen to be believed! It was the home of Matthew Boulton, one of Birmingham's greatest men. Also it had seen many meetings of the Lunar Society with members such as Erasmus Darwin and Josiah Wedgwood (a hero of mine!). The rooms are exquisitely decorated and it is a joy to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I organised a group coach trip from Bristol to have a day in Birmingham and enjoy a Boulton and Watt Experience. We started off at the Soho Foundry and then went to Soho House as our next stop. We were aiming to arrive at the house at about 10:30-10:45. Louise our guide was very helpful in facilitating our trip as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful 18th century house which has been restored to its original state. The timed guided tours take about an hour. Andrew, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable. He gave a clear explanation of the features of the house as well as details of the life of Matthew Boulton, the original owner of the property, who was a founder... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an impact Matthew Boulton and his Lunar Society friends (James Watt, Erasmus Darwin, Josiah Wedgwood, Joseph Priestley...) had on early industrial revolution Britain; an impact which has had a lasting worldwide significance. To visit the house where they all met was a joy, The rooms and artifacts, not to mention our 5* guide Andrew Lound brought vividly to life... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For anyone interested in industrial and social history, this is a fascinating place to spend an hour or two. Andrew, our guide was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and a great communicator. There's also an excellent cafe, with cheerful and obliging staff..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been meaning to visit Soho house since I arrived in Birmingham 15 years ago, but somehow I've never quite got around to it. My neglect is criminal really since it's located little more than a stones throw from the city centre and has a fascinating story to tell. I hopped on the recently extended Midlands Metro tram line outside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited in June and did not know anything of the history before we went, what a fascinating place, what I would give to have been a fly on the wall at one-of the dinner parties! It is amazing how 'birds of a feather flock together' and these genius all were friends! Our guide Andrew obviously loves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great staff who could answer question about the sidereal clock . Cafe is pleasant and we spent two hour on the tour and in the cafe afterwards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the first time today with my husband and was very impressed with James who was a multitasking star! He welcomed us warmly to the place and explained when the tour would take place. Offered the cafe area to wait and asked if we did want coffee. He then served us coffee which we paid for. We then sat... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Having not visited Soho House for several years, we were pleased to return to see the changes and improvements. Not a free flow house any longer but we were happy to be given a guided tour. Chris, our guide, was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and was able to give additional interesting little facts which added to the overall picture of... More 

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