Title: Soho House Museum
Title: Welcome to Soho House
Where Great Minds Met
The elegant home of industrial pioneer Matthew Boulton, who lived in Soho House from 1766 to 1809. Here, he met with some of the most important scientists, engineers and thinkers of his time – the Lunar Society. Possibly the first centrally heated house since Roman times, Soho House has been carefully restored to its 18th century appearance and contains some of Boulton’s own furniture.

Displays tell the story of this fascinating man and the interests he shared with his famous visitors including members of the Lunar Society.

There’s also the chance to see some of the products of Boulton’s nearby factory – where buttons and buckles, clocks and vases, and silver and Sheffield plate tableware were made – and where he developed the steam engine in partnership with James Watt.

Local People, Local History
In the visitor centre next to Soho House is a community gallery with a changing programme of exhibitions and activities.

Soho House Museum
Soho Avenue
Handsworth
Birmingham
B18 5LB
0121 554 9122 - for general Soho House enquiries

Book a Visit
Please contact the Education Bookings Team on 0121 348 8001 or email educationbookings@birminghammuseums.org.uk.
Please note: our taught sessions incur a charge, for more information visit our charges page.

 

The Soho House Building

Portrait of Matthew Boulton

Link to Soho House for Kids website