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Soho House

5 Soho Avenue | Handsworth, Birmingham B18 5LB, England
+44 121 348 8150
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Fascinating place!

Dr Johnson's Reading Circle from London adored our tour of Soho House. Thank you to Cameron for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jane D
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London, England, United Kingdom
Soho House, Bimingham

The house was part of Matthew Boulton’s estate from the Georgian period. There are guided tours at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
djt459
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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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  • Average4%
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5 Soho Avenue | Handsworth, Birmingham B18 5LB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The site is an original residence and factory owned and run by Matthew Boulton, who is an important entrepreneur in the 18th-19th century in England, simply evidenced by the fact that his figure is now in the back of 50 pound note. The guided tour...More

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Cameron A, Senior Museum Supervisor at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Soho House should be a stop on any visitor's trip to the Midlands - given the historic importance of its owner, Matthew Boulton and its place in the Industrial Revolution and Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. The house is not grand, in the sense of...More

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Cameron A, Senior Museum Supervisor at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your response. It is a house fit for a new kind of gentleman.

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

We visited Soho House during a week exploring the variety of Birmingham Museum's varied and well presented sites. House tours are by timed slots which we booked in advance on the Birmingham museum's website. There were just three of us on our house tour which...More

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Cameron A, Senior Museum Supervisor at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Soho House, and I will pass on the kind words for Rebekah.

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Me and my husband visited the Soho House in Handsworth and it was a fantastic day out. The gardens are relatively small but the house is well worth a visit to learn about Birmingham's industrial history, the Lunar society and plenty more.

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Cameron A, Senior Museum Supervisor at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We are looking to enhance the visitor experience in the gardens to represent the garden Boulton would have had.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have just visited the former home of Matthew Boulton at Soho House. Nice to see Birmingham making more of its history and heritage. The guide, Gillian, was excellent and brought it to life. Tea and cake very good would definitely recommend...More

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Cameron A, Senior Museum Enabler at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you Colin for your review. Gillian recently won the Volunteer of the year award for Birmingham Museums for her fantastic work at Soho House

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

A short Uber ride from central Birmingham, the Soho House is a lovingly restored and furnished home from the mid 1700's. At the family home of Matthew Boulton, the tour with knowledgeable guide Jack highlighted the life and times of this facinating and important figure...More

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Cameron A, Senior Museum Enabler at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

We see you took a lot on board from Jack's tour! Thank you for you kind words about our site and our staff!

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Soho House is a hidden gem in Birmingham and a lovely place to visit. Cameron, our tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I learned a lot and would recommend.

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Cameron A, Senior Museum Enabler at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

We're glad you enjoyed your trip to Soho House and thank you for your recommendations!

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jaynebaileyjones
21 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
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