Group Visits

Whilst the doors to Soho House remain closed there are still ways for your groups to connect with culture. Our wonderful tour guides have created content for a live online talk on the story of Matthew Boulton and Soho House, which we have made available exclusively for groups.

Live Online Talk

This fascinating and engaging talk is delivered by our expert tour guide. We hold the live talk over Zoom and it last for about one hour and 15 minutes. Zoom is a great platform; it’s easy to use and we send out invites and request that group organisers provide a list of attendee names so we can operate a ‘waiting room’ system. This security feature means we check the names before we allow people to the ‘meeting’.

The Story of Matthew Boulton and Soho House

Soho House is a 18th century mansion and was the home of the great industrialist Matthew Boulton for over 40 years, it was the epicentre for many changes brought about through the Industrial Revolution. Soho House was also the meeting place for the Lunar Society, where radical scientific and technological debates were the centre of discussion. We will look at Boulton and his family, his manufactory and the history of the wonderful mansion. We’ll also look at the members of the lunar society, a group of free thinking scientists and industrialists including Joseph Priestley, Erasmus Darwin, Josiah Wedgwood, James Watt, and William Withering.

We have kept the cost as low as possible and we only charge £50 for groups of up to 12 people. Additional guests after that are charged at £3 per person.

We cannot wait to welcome visitors back as soon as reasonably practical to do so, but we must balance this with securing the long-term financial sustainability of the Trust and our nine museum sites. We will update our website as matters progress.

In the meantime, we hope your groups can enjoy connecting with friends, and us, digitally.

To make a booking

To check availability or find out more, please email   groups@birminghammuseums.org.uk