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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

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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
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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 ride from Birmingham city centre.
The guided tour is brilliant!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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 culture. Lots of authentic furniture and furnishings, and a good insight into the political and social climate of Boulton’s life span.
Only open on certain days so check before you go. Situated on a private road about 20 min drive from the centre of Birmingham.

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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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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 whilst I had my curry and chips, they ate cake. We listened to an orchestra, heard Handsworth Choir, watched children play on the grass and relaxed on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The staff were helpful and friendly. There were people in historical costumes and we took photos with them. We then decided to go in the house but it was closed. We decided to go back on another Sunny Sunday.

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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 get that opportunity, and we hope to see you back here soon,

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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 is very historically and culturally informative and knowledgeable. You certainly can learn more about stories of Bolton and the so-called Lunar Society whose members met monthly in this house and their friendship together changed the future.

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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!

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