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Soho House Museum

5 Soho Avenue | Handsworth, Birmingham B18 5LB, England
+44 121 348 8150
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Soho House, the home of Matthew Boulton is a fascinating venue, part of Birmingham's intellectual... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fascinating house - great tour!

Soho House, home of Matthew Boulton whose portrait appears on the UK £50 note alongside that of his... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Leicester, 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
+44 121 348 8150
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Soho House, the home of Matthew Boulton is a fascinating venue, part of Birmingham's intellectual heritage from Georgian times. The Lunar Society met here, around the time of the full moon so that they could find their way. The leading thinkers of the day gathered...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Soho House, home of Matthew Boulton whose portrait appears on the UK £50 note alongside that of his business partner James Watt, has been beautifully dressed to evoke in the visitor a sense of how a Regency gentleman would have lived. Our guide around the...More

Thank LynneaboutLough... L
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Good insight into a very important man in industry and his works and home which started in Handsworyh

Thank 392dianep
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Excellent guide, Gillian, who was full of interesting stories and facts about Matthew Bolton and his family, the house, the society, the industrial interest, lunar society, food and drink. Well worth a the visit.

1  Thank Peter W
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Here Matthew Boulton, James Watt, Erasmus Darwin, Joseph Priestley and other members of the Lunar Society invented the Industrial Revolution. The steam engine, understanding of oxygen and the constituents of water, electricity, Wedgwood's exquisite pottery, Boulton's superlative candelabra, the finest ever designed, all were contemplated...More

1  Thank Nicholasfriend
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We've all heard about Matthew Boulton and if you live in Birmingham you would have heard of the college of the same name. Until I visit Soho House I never really knew that much about him or the Luna Society, but having done the guided...More

1  Thank Neil T
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Soho House was the home of entrepreneur Matthew Boulton and a meeting-place of the Lunar Society of Birmingham.It is a bit hidden away and holds quite a treasure of history and artefacts of our Industrial past. The volunteer we had take us around Gillian was...More

2  Thank amgpatrick
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I'm ashamed that I have lived in Birmingham for over 40 years and today is the first time I have visited Soho House. In future I will promote this wonderful asset to our city. So much of the furniture was that owned and enjoyed by...More

1  Thank susannanette88
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Soho House, home of 18th Century industrialist Mathew Boulton and meeting place of the Lunar Society. The visit to this property is by guided tour only and was worth the £7 entrance fee as our guide, Jack was welcoming,...More

2  Thank DiscerningNIreland
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Such an interesting visit to the 18th century home of the Birmingham manufacturer and genius Matthew Boulton. The guide on the tour was well informed and very interesting. I'd definitely go again. Very good value for money.

1  Thank ajec850
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Response from oggiebedworth | Reviewed this property |
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David R
10 March 2016|
Response from Andrew L |
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