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Soho House

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Very interesting visit

It was a very pleasant surprise to find out how much we enjoyed our visit to Soho House. The staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Birmingham, UK
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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 5 October 2018
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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5 Soho Avenue | Handsworth, Birmingham B18 5LB, England
+44 121 348 8150
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 November 2014

Soho was very welcoming to my kids they made a big fuss of them because we turned up in costumes ,we went on Halloween spooky friday, we enjoyed the craft activities and because we dressed up we got in for free , which was a...More

4  Thank magicalhare
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I visited Soho House with a group on Saturday. We had two fabulous tours which we thoroughly enjoyed. Everyone was very impressed by the welcome they received from Samina the Manager and the knowledge shared by both guides. This venue is well worth a visit...More

1  Thank olibobs_13
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very pleasant surprise to find out how much we enjoyed our visit to Soho House. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the volunteers were very knowledgeable and engaging when talking about the history and artefacts of the house. We visited...More

Thank pipnicolson
CameronA429, Senior Museum Supervisor at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

With it being the first year in trying this event, your feedback between crating a spooky atmosphere for the younger audience and horror film references for adults was exactly what I we were aiming for! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Soho House this...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018

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

1  Thank bridgethelen55
CameronA429, Senior Museum Supervisor at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 21 September 2018

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 24 September 2018

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

Thank jothewalker
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 23 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 21 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

1  Thank CandidaDoyle
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.

1  Thank Jane D
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 19 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

2  Thank djt459
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

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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.
David R
11 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
Samantha K
25 July 2015|
Response from Dave H |
Yes you can