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Soho House Museum

5 Soho Avenue | Handsworth, Birmingham B18 5LB, England
+44 121 348 8150
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Proud to be from Birmingham

We took a guided tour of Soho House on December 20th. Our guide was truly excellent, he explained... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SLF50
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Georgian Christmas Tour

Noticed an offer on lottery ticket for free heritage days between certain dates in December,decided... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ironmon
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Birmingham, 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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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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5 Soho Avenue | Handsworth, Birmingham B18 5LB, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a guided tour of Soho House on December 20th. Our guide was truly excellent, he explained the importance of Matthew Boulton, The Lunar Society and this house to both our local and national history. He was very informative, speaking for nearly 2 hours...More

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SohoHouseStaff, Museum Enablers at Soho House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this glowing review. We're so pleased your tour made you proud to be from Birmingham, we all love spreading the importance of Matthew Boulton and Soho House to our visitors and it's great that your tour guide Jack managed to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Noticed an offer on lottery ticket for free heritage days between certain dates in December,decided to look into this and was glad I did, as a Georgian Christmas Tour at Soho House was included,a place I had been meaning to visit for some time ....More

1  Thank ironmon
SohoHouseStaff, Museum Enablers at Soho House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for this review. We believe your guide's name was Jack, and he will be so pleased to know you enjoyed your trip to Soho House.

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised by how interesting I found the museum. I have lived in Birmingham all my life and didn't know it was there. Nice way to spend an afternoon.

Thank Julie H
SohoHouseStaff, Museum Enablers at Soho House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we're pleased you finally found out about us and paid us a visit! Do please come back and see us soon.

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely building and garden hiding in plain sight in Handsworth. Nice visitor centre with tea room and guided tour by Rachel who knew everything and showed a real passion for the site and the previous inhabitants.

Thank Dave H
SohoHouseStaff, Museum Enablers at Soho House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, Rachel is very pleased that you enjoyed your tour of Soho House. Do come back and enjoy a cup of tea on a nice sunny day.

Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had an enchanting afternoon and learnt such a lot about the life of Matthew Boulton. It was great to be able to park right next to the property and we were given a very warm welcome. Rachel Cooper was our guide...More

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SohoHouseStaff, Museum Enablers at Soho House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank you very much for this review. Rachel thoroughly enjoyed showing you around, and we're glad you had such a lovely time on your visit.

Reviewed 18 November 2017

Soho House is a short bus ride (no 74) from B'ham City Centre. Corporation Rd. It is situated in the Handsworth area of Birmingham and is the original house lived in by Matthew Boulton. He was one of the earliest industrialists in England and an...More

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SohoHouseStaff, Museum Enablers at Soho House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thank you very much for this review, Gillian will be pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your tour.

Reviewed 10 November 2017

Didn't know that much about Matthew Boulton, except that the city used to have a college bearing his name. What a fascinating character, who was never afraid to try new things. For example this house had fushing WC's 100 years before Buckingham Palace !. Very...More

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SohoHouseStaff, Museum Enablers at Soho House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Thank you for this review, we're so pleased you came away with a bit more knowledge of Matthew Boulton. Do please come and enjoy the calmness of Soho House again soon.

Reviewed 23 October 2017

I had a lovely visit round the house. I like this kind of thing and it’s what I do. I have an annual pass and have visited all the Birmingham museums now. This is a place of real significance. The first purpose built factory, the...More

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SohoHouseStaff, Museum Enablers at Soho House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thank you for your review, we're pleased that you finally found the time to pay us a visit after all these years! We agree that Soho is certainly a place of real significance and importance to the story of the Industrial Revolution.

Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is a brilliant and relatively unknown museum. It traces the life of Matthew Boulton, industrialist and entrepreneur. The guided tour led in my case by Jack was fun and very informative. Thoroughly recommended.

1  Thank recordman78
SohoHouseStaff, Museum Enablers at Soho House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thank you very much for your review, Jack is very pleased that you enjoyed your tour. Perhaps your recommendation, and others like it, will help us become a more widely known museum!

Reviewed 15 October 2017

Two stupendous hours with Guide Rebekah. What a totally unexpected gem is Soho House. Well done, Birmingham! What about looking after the Manufactory now?

1  Thank grace741
SohoHouseStaff, Museum Enablers at Soho House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thank you for your review. We agree that Soho House is a gem and it's a pleasure to look after it and show it to the public.

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jaynebaileyjones
22 May 2016|
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Response from Andrew L |
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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