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Soho House

Soho House

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road) Handsworth Birmingham B18 5LB

Tel: +44 (0)121 554 9122

Admission: Adults 4
Concessions 3
Children under 16 FREE
Annual multi site pass 16
Admission charges apply to house only. Gardens, grounds and visitor facilities are free to all visitors.

Opening Times:
Closed for Winter Season except for special events and pre-arranged visits. Reopens Spring 2012.

Soho House was the elegant home of industrialist and enterpreneur Matthew Boulton from 1766 to 1809. Carefully restored, this fashionable Georgian house features period room interiors with fine collections of ormolu, silver, furniture and paintings.

It was once a regular meeting place for some of the greatest minds of the 18th century. Matthew Boulton (1728-1809) was a founding member of the Lunar Society, a group of great thinkers and inventors who met regularly at his home at Soho House. Boulton’s guests included James Watt, Erasmus Darwin, Josiah Wedgwood and Joseph Priestley.

Soho House

Highlights at Soho House include:

  • The Dining Room – a regular venue for meetings of the famous Lunar Society.
  • Displays of silver and ormolu produced in the Soho Manufactory – one of the first factories in the world.
  • Elegant Georgian interiors inlcuding many items of Boulton’s own furniture.
  • The stunning ormolu Sidereal clock made by Boulton and Fothergill, 1771-72.
  • The beautiful 18th century garden recreated using Matthew Boulton’s original planting lists.

What's On at Soho House?

Check the What’s On page for the latest listings for all sites belonging to Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.

Free access to the Visitor Centre, shop, tearoom and garden.  The house is normally closed in the winter months. We take schools and pre-booked organised groups all year round.  On some days the historic house may be accessible by guided tour only. We advise visitors who wish to undertake a self directed visit to contact the museum on 0121 5549122 to confirm opening arrangements before their visit.

Weddings at Soho House

Soho House can be booked for weddings – with civil ceremonies taking place in the famous Lunar Room. For more information please see our Soho House Wedding Pack. Contact +44 (0)121 5549122 or email soho.house@birmingham.gov.uk