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World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham, B3 3DH

0121 348 8038

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Award-winning science museum for fun-packed family days out.

Millennium Point, Curzon Street

Birmingham, B4 7XG

0121 348 8000

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Explore the splendour of one of the last great houses built in the Jacobean style.

Trinity Road, Aston

Birmingham, B6 6JD

0121 348 8100

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Discover a fine Tudor house and beautiful gardens just a few miles from the heart of the city.

Blakesley Road

Birmingham, B25 8RN

0121 348 8120

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A perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

75-80 Vyse Street

Birmingham, B18 6HA

0121 348 8140

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A 250 year old working watermill famous for its association with author J.R.R Tolkien.

Cole Bank Road

Birmingham, B13 0BD

0121 348 8160

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Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton.

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road)

Birmingham, B18 5LB

0121 348 8150

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The ruins of an exquisite fortified manor house built 750 years ago.

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160


Join Odyssey Dramatic Presentations, for a beautifully illustrated talk accompanied by music, props and presented with 18th century flair in the exact setting of the Lunar Society.

Andrew Lound tells the story of the Lunar Society’s interests in astronomy based on personal research that has revealed some surprising facts including the influence of Boulton, James Watt, James Keir, Joseph Priestley, Josiah Wedgwood and Erasmus Darwin on scientific instrument makers and astronomers.

The Lunar Society was one of the most influential groups in the 18th century, no aspect of science and industry was overlooked at their monthly dinner parties. Although the development of the steam engine and coinage production became the main focus for Matthew Boulton, he had developed a passion for astronomy employing his own telescope maker. 

  • 6.30pm - Illustrated talk in the Lunar Room
  • 8pm - A chance to view the house
  • 8.30pm - Close 

Tickets £15 per person. Pre-booking essential.

To book call 0121 348 8038 or book online.