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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
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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 gem!

On a bleak February day,my passion for our Industrial heritage brought to life again,by our gifted guide louise.This Georgian gem in Handsworth,yes Handsworth,is a treasure.This... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a bleak February day,my passion for our Industrial heritage brought to life again,by our gifted guide louise.This Georgian gem in Handsworth,yes Handsworth,is a treasure.This is sightseeing as it should be.Finished beautifully by Samina,who enthusiastically moved our visit on,and provided a thoughtful souvenir.A beautiful photograph. Will remember this couple of hours for a long time.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is very much one of those "on your doorstep attractions" which you never get around to seeing. Until today! The staff were truly outstanding. The tour guide was great and very well informed. But special mention to the lady on reception (Sabine?). She was one of the friendliest, hard working, most welcoming human being you could ever wish to... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a guided tour of the house. Chris was our guide and he was extremely informative and had a pleasant attitude. He made the tour interesting and was knowledgeable. It was well worth the visit and has made us want to learn more about Matthew Boulton and the Lunar Society.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very interesting museum based in the former home of the engineer and inventor Matthew Boulton. The house has been restored to its former glory and furnished with period furniture owned by Boulton or or of a type owned by him. Great one hour guided tour with lots of detailed information and a very informative and enthusiastic guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The House of Matthew Boulton hidden in the middle of Handsworth. Excellent tour of the house full of fascinating historical facts about this pioneer of the Industrial Revolution. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 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 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 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 4 December 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 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 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 29 November 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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