Tel: +44 (0)121 554 9122
Entry: Charges apply to house only. Gardens, grounds and visitor facilities are free to all visitors.
Children under 16 FREE
Annual multi site pass: £20 individual, £30 joint
Free entry on the first Sunday of the month.
Soho House is now closed for the winter and will open again on Saturday 12 April 2014.
Specialist guided tours most Thursdays at 11am throughout the winter, £7. For details of dates see What's On.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
What's On at Soho House
- Winter guided tours.
Join staff for a weekly guided tour during our closed season most Thursdays at 11am, £7. For details please call 0121 554 9122.
- Volunteer Open Day. 9th February, 12-2pm.
Drop in between 12-2pm and find out about volunteering at one of the Heritage Sites.
What's On at All Birmingham Museums' Heritage Sites
For more information on events and activities check the What’s On page for listings.
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@birminghammuseums.org.uk