Group Visits

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

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

Group Tour – The History of the House, Boulton and the Lunar Society 

You will explore Soho House, the elegant Georgian home of industrial pioneer Matthew Boulton where your guide will take you on an informative and exciting tour around the house. You’ll also see some of the products of Boulton’s nearby Manufactory, where buttons and buckles, clocks and vases, silver and Sheffield plate were made. Together with the great inventor James Watt, Matthew Boulton perfected the use of steam power, and revolutionised the production of coins.

After your tour, refreshments will be served in the tea room. We can accommodate groups of 15 to 50 people for a great experience that will last around 2 to 2.5 hours, depending on group size. You will also have time to browse in the gift shop.

The History of the House, Boulton and the Lunar Society tour includes:

  • Guided tour at Soho House
  • Tea and cake in the tea room
  • Information pamphlet

All for just £10.00 per person. These tours are available from Tuesday to Friday all year round.

To Book

To make a booking or for more details, please call the bookings team on 0121 348 8001 or email groups@birminghammuseums.org.uk.

Group tours must be pre-booked, terms and conditions apply.

Love our heritage sites? Why not also visit Aston Hall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Blakesley Hall, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Sarehole Mill and Weoley Castle?