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Soho House

Birmingham Museums Trust

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Soho House was the elegant home of industrialist and entrepreneur 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, 1771–1772; the beautiful 18th-century garden recreated using Matthew Boulton’s original planting lists.

Soho Avenue, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands B18 5LB England

soho.house@birminghammuseums.org.uk

0121 348 8150

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http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/soho