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Soho House

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perfect for kids

we went here with the kids during the holidays.the kids had a very good day with all the different... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bridgethelen55
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
The key to the Lunar Society

Soho House is fascinating., not only from what you see in the house, but its neighborhood is so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sinclairselections
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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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 2 weeks ago

we went here with the kids during the holidays.the kids had a very good day with all the different things they had to do.the grounds are lovely to walk around ,they also have a little coffee shop,great day out.will go again

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CameronA429, Senior Museum Supervisor at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded today

We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Soho House with your children. Check out our events page for future events at Soho House.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Soho House is fascinating., not only from what you see in the house, but its neighborhood is so different fom what it was in its heyday. It was the meeting place of the Lunar Society, men of the 18th century who caused modern Britain to...More

1  Thank sinclairselections
CameronA429, Senior Msueum Supervisor at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. The house acted as an important meeting place for some very forward thinkers during key changes to society and beliefs.

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

The approach to Soho House doesnt bode well as it is surrounded by Victorian and later buildings which can’t possibly give a sense of what the house originally looked out over 200 years ago. There is no garden to speak of but the real interest...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2018

The tour of this lovely house was wonderful, our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and brought the industrial revolution to life through Matthew Boulton and his colleagues. Excellent tour. The gardens,however, were disappointing, they looked unloved. They don't do food here just cakes and drinks so...More

Thank Linandmike2014
Reviewed 23 August 2018

My guide was Mike and he was fantastic. There is lot to see and take in, but really not suitable from small children. I went for the educational experience and my interest in the industrial revolution and was well rewarded. The tour was over and...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We were so impressed with Soho House this morning - buzzing with activity, totally unruffled staff, lovely tray of cafetiere coffee which we could take into the garden...This was followed by a truly fascinating tour of the house with brilliant guide, Jack, who kept us...More

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 20 August 2018

What a wonderful place! Essential if you want to learn about British history. The cradle of the industrial revolution, but at the same time a lovely family home that gives you a real sense of life in the 18th century. Well worth the short taxi...More

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Cameron A, Senior Museum Supervisor at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Being one of, if not the first factories in the world makes Soho critical to the industrial revolution! We're glad you had a great tie at Soho House on your visit.

Reviewed 5 August 2018

Dr Johnson's Reading Circle from London adored our tour of Soho House. Thank you to Cameron for organising our welcome and to the wonderful Jack for such a full and interesting guided tour. Soho House is central to understanding the birth of the industrial revolution.

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Cameron A, Senior Museum Supervisor at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

It was a pleasure to host your group at Soho House and we hope you took a lot away from your visit

Reviewed 18 July 2018

The house was part of Matthew Boulton’s estate from the Georgian period. There are guided tours at set times. The tour took about 1.5 hours and the guide was very knowledgeable, explaining the links between the context of the day, Boulton’s life and achievements and...More

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Cameron A, senior Museum Supervisor at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

We're glad you took a lot from the guided tour, and that you enjoyed your visit to Soho House

Reviewed 16 July 2018

I used to live nearby and had visited Soho House a few times. As it was free I took a few friends with me. We got some food for the picnic and they ate theirs on the way. fortunately there was an anniversary cake so...More

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Cameron A, Senior Museum Supervisor at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thank you for visiting Soho House on what I can see was the Civic Picnic. It was a great day with a lot of entertainment. The house was open for free, where people could wander around the house at their own pace. Sorry you didn't...More

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jaynebaileyjones
22 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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