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Soho House

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Historical Picnic

I used to live nearby and had visited Soho House a few times. As it was free I took a few friends... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
shirleypc
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
England industrialization

The site is an original residence and factory owned and run by Matthew Boulton, who is an important... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
crisonc
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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
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

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 17 July 2018

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

Reviewed 14 July 2018 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 17 July 2018

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

Reviewed 12 July 2018

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 13 July 2018

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

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.

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.

Thank Gillian W
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.

Reviewed 1 June 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

1  Thank Smokey2625
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

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!

Reviewed 29 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!

Reviewed 27 May 2018

A really interesting guided tour with Jack, an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Lots of information and artefacts illustrating an important part of both Birmingham and Britain's industrial, political and social history. The place is a little difficult to find with a lack of signposting but...More

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Cameron A, Senior Museum Enabler at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you for the kind words in regards to your visit to Soho House! It's hidden location can be difficult to find, though in Boulton's time it would have been vastly different!

Reviewed 18 May 2018

We spent a very interesting couple of hours learning about the life and work of Matthew Bolton.The guide Gillian was superb and very knowledgeable. There is something special about being in the same house with some of the actual pieces that Bolton would have used...More

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Cameron A, Senior Museum Enabler at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

We're glad to hear you had a great time at Soho House!

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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
11 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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