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Soho House - Group Visits 

Soho House was the elegant home of the industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton from 1766 to 1809. Beautifully restored, the house reflects the fashions and tastes of the late Georgian period.

Soho House was a favourite meeting place of the Lunar Society, a leading Enlightenment group. They met every month on the night of the full moon to dine, conduct experiments, and discuss philosophical matters of the day. Erasmus Darwin, James Watt and Joseph Priestley all gathered around the Lunar Room table and engaged in a lively exchange of ideas which inspired many new discoveries and inventions.

Soho is an unexpected haven close to the city centre, with a peaceful garden carefully designed using Boulton’s original planting lists. The newly refurbished visitor centre contains a gift shop and beautiful tearoom which looks out onto the gardens and the striking façade of Soho House.

Group bookings include:

  • Either a self-guided or guided tour
  • Min group 8 and max group 60
  • Coach welcomed by member of staff
  • Free admission and hot drink for coach driver
  • Free admission to group organiser
  • Free familiarisation visit for group organiser
  • Coach parking available
  • Visit between mid September and mid October for 10% discount
  • Book to visit two Birmingham Heritage Sites* for 10% discount (cannot be used in conjunction with other discount)
  • Catering can be arranged with site
  • Special themed tours available (additional fee may apply)

* Birmingham Heritage Sites are Aston Hall, Blakesley Hall, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Sarehole Mill, Soho House and Weoley Castle.

Group price
Self Guided Tour: £3 per person.
Easter - end of October, Tuesday - Sunday, 12noon - 4pm. 

Guided Tour: £7 per person.
Easter - end of October, Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm.
November - Easter, Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 4pm.

Evenings/out of season weekends: Prices available on request.

To make a booking
Please email
groups@birminghammuseums.org.uk with your enquiry.

Downloads
Groups Information Pack.