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Soho House Museum

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Address: 5 Soho Avenue | Handsworth, Birmingham B18 5LB, England
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+44 121 348 8150

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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Soho House has been on our 'to do' list for a long time, not only because of its links to The Lunar Society but because, frankly, I have a fairly limited knowledge of the 18th... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Soho House has been on our 'to do' list for a long time, not only because of its links to The Lunar Society but because, frankly, I have a fairly limited knowledge of the 18th century & the Industrial Revolution - time to remedy that. Make sure you consult the Birmingham Museums website for opening times, as they are limited.... More 

Thank Liz T
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Soho House, what a find. Full of history and much interest. Our group consisted of four adults, we had booked a Christmas tour round this beautiful house. We spent over an hour with Louise, our guide, who was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about history. She made us very welcome and gave us lots of information about Matthew Boulton, James Watt... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

We have just visited Soho House ,it is only 5 miles from our home .We knew very little about it's history.Our tour was not book able in advance.We were the only people in the building and received a private tour. Our guide was Louise,she was very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. The vast estate has disappeared but the house remains intact.The... More 

Thank steve c
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Soho House seems slightly unassuming, tucked off on a side street in Birmingham, but it is truly a gem to visit! We went in the middle of a weekday, which meant we had our tour guide, Chris, to ourselves. He was absolutely fantastic, full of knowledge and a lover of the industrial era. He was so great that he made... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

We visited Soho house for a guided tour and more understanding of the world of Matthew Boulton. We arrived early but were warmly welcomed by Louise Deakin, who swiftly arranged coffee for all. Then we were split into two groups for the tour of the house, the tour was extremely informative and lasted for about an hour. As we were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Great guides and very interesting place to visit . I learnt a great deal about the history of the building and surrounding area. The coffee shop did excellent coffee

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

The guide to Soho House was Andrew and he made the place live for me. He has a tremendous knowledge of the house, its owners and its visitors. !8th Centuary Birmingham and the surrounding areas were the "Silicon Valley" of that day. If you have any sense of English history then this is a must see place.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

What a fascinating and instructive hour at Soho House in Birmingham. We do not usually like guided tours, and in fact, were in two minds as to whether or not to take a tour. However, we were glad we did. The guide Andrew was a mine of detailed observations about the history and use of the house by members of... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We went for the Halloween spooky cellar. We got so much more! We were warmly greeted on arrival. We were a tiny bit late for the first tour but we were given the option of being ushered to the tour which had just started or wait for the next. We opted to go straight in. The cellar was certainly spooky... More 

Thank Tracey J
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

2 of us went on an afternoon tour by Andrew our guide and his enthusiasm was infectious in what was One of the most influential places in industrial history. It seems such a shame that it has so few visitors to somewhere that in its day was the hub for industrial thinkers and innovators. Leading to the industrial revolution. Will... More 

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