Historic Properties: Suburbs (North Birmingham)
Soho Avenue, Handsworth, Birmingham. B18 5LB • (0121) 348 8150
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.
Admission charges apply to the House only. Gardens, grounds and visitor facilities are free to visit.
Free Entry at Certain Times, Light Refreshments Available.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
Open 11am-4pm Wednesday, Thursday and the first Sunday of the month. Access to the house is by guided tour only at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm. See the website for full details.
Advance booking is not required.
Located north west of the city centre in Handsworth between Soho Road and Vicarage Road.
Soho Benson Road Midland Metro tram stop: Ten minutes walk.
Free parking available nearby.
An introduction to Soho House museum, once the Georgian home of famous Birmingham industrialist Matthew Boulton and meeting place of the Lunar Society.
Soho House, Soho Avenue, Handsworth, Birmingham. B18 5LB • (0121) 348 8150
Last Updated Monday 2 March 2020
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