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Soho House

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Visit to Soho house museum Birmingham

We visited Soho museum Birmingham today & the whole time ,we were fully thrilled with the Mathew... read more

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Fearless516888
So enjoyable So interesting

We were lucky. We had the guide all to ourselves and we were able to absorb a massive amount of... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2019
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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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5 Soho Avenue | Handsworth, Birmingham B18 5LB, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This really is interesting if you are into history and the beginning of Birmingham as the city it is now. Good tour guide. Only open on some days in the week

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Soho museum Birmingham today & the whole time ,we were fully thrilled with the Mathew Boulton exhibits together with very helpful and educating and entertaining staff we will be visiting again as there is so much to do it was good to see...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 14 February 2019

We were lucky. We had the guide all to ourselves and we were able to absorb a massive amount of information in little more than an hour. We knew the background, and had read Jenny Uglow's The Lunar Men. But it was wonderful to actually...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tom f f
CameronA429, Senior Museum Enabler at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We echo your comment on the house having a 'different' feel to other big houses of the period. It reflects the different social class that Boulton fit into. We're glad you enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed 1 February 2019

Visited this excellent house, a museum to the amazing industrialist Matthew Boulton. I wished to visit here after seeing it on tv programme Antiques Road Trip, we booked a tour , arriving early were served coffee in foyer, cakes available. Staff very welcoming and whetted...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 31 January 2019

I have been wanting to visit Soho House for many years despite living 20 mins away I’ve never been. What an interesting place. Some beautiful furniture and ornaments but the best thing was the information passed on by Jack the volunteer. We spent one and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 814Wendy
CameronA429, Senior Museum Enabler at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

Jack really is enthusiastic about Boulton and the house, and it's great to see that enthusiasm passe on to you! Thank you for your visit.

Reviewed 25 January 2019

It's well worth visiting Soho House Museum, a Georgian, neoclassical house, where the Lunar Society used to meet. Once owned by Matthew Boulton. Beautiful interiors. Gold and silver ornaments. Ormolu. Blue John. Several oil paintings and engravings. Marble busts. Convex mirror. Music room with harp...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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CameronA429, Senior Museum Enabler at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

I believe the 'great' was denounced to 'quite good' when she returned the Ormolu Clock slightly damaged! The house is a treasure trove of original furniture to Boulton!

Reviewed 24 January 2019

Like all of Birmingham’s museums, Soho House deserves to be better known and much more widely publicised. During our excellent visit we had a first-class guided tour by Jack, a friendly, knowledgable and enthusiastic volunteer guide. We learned so much about Birmingham’s scientific, industrial and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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CameronA429, Senior Museum Enabler at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

I'll pass your kind comments on to our staff, and we're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 6 January 2019

Our guide, Rebecca, was very knowledgeable and personable. We came away with a vivid insight into the world of Matthew Boulton and felt inspired to learn more. An excellently well spent one and a half hours.

Date of experience: January 2019
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CameronA429, Senior Museum Supervisor at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

I'll pass on your appreciation for Rebekah, and we are glad you enjoyed your day!

Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

Soho house was owned by Matthew Bolton 1728 and with James Watt started a diner club the Luner society. Take a tour. Staff friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable. Furniture is lovely inside and there is a good story behind the Soho house.  

Date of experience: May 2018
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CameronA429, Senior Museum Supervisor at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

Thank you for your visit to Soho House, and we are glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 24 December 2018

Always wanted to visit Soho House, although the grounds and house are somewhat reduced in size from its early beginnings, I found it a fascinating place to visit and to learn more of the history of the pioneering Matthew Boulton, his home and his factory.

Date of experience: December 2018
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jaynebaileyjones
21 May 2016|
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Hi yes we are open Spring Bank Holiday 11am-3pm guided tours are 11.30, 12,30 and 2pm Hope to see you there.
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David R
10 March 2016|
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The closest station is the tram stop St. Paul's from Snow Hill Station. There are two buses from Birmingham that stop very close almost outside the museum no.s 74 and 75
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Samantha K
25 July 2015|
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Yes you can
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