Guided Tours

Entry to Soho House is by guided tour only. From 22nd January Soho House will be launching new tours, giving you the option to choose how you want to experience Soho House. There will be 3 tours available: Matthew Boulton and Soho House, Legacies of the Lunar Society and Re-imagining Soho House. All tours last approximately 1 hour. 

See below for guided tour schedule and more detailed information about the tours. All tours last approximately 1 hour.

Guided Tour Schedule 

Wednesdays 

  • 11.30am – Matthew Boulton and Soho House
  • 1pm – Matthew Boulton and Soho House
  • 2.30pm – Re-imagining Soho House

Thursdays

  • 11.30am – Matthew Boulton and Soho House
  • 1pm – Matthew Boulton and Soho House
  • 2.30pm – Legacies of the Lunar Society

First Sunday of the month

  • 11.30am – Matthew Boulton and Soho House
  • 1pm– Matthew Boulton and Soho House
  • 2.30pm – Re-imagining Soho House

Matthew Boulton and Soho House 

Wednesdays, Thursdays and first Sunday of the month at 11.30am and 1pm

Soho House is not your typical 18th century mansion. As 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. This tour offers an overview of Matthew Boulton and Soho House and is suitable for all visitors to the museum. 

Legacies of the Lunar Society

Thursdays at 2.30pm

On the full moon, members of the Lunar Society would gather at Soho House to join in with an evening of debates, experiments and wine. As one of the most prominent societies of enlightened discussion during the 18th century, the work of its members was essential to the changes in society brought about through the Industrial Revolution. Many of their beliefs were well ahead of their time, which demonstrates their revolutionary status. Through this tour, we will be exploring how the men and women associated to the Lunar Society influenced the changes of the 18th century and investigating how relevant they are in today’s world.

Re-imagining Soho House

Wednesdays and first Sunday of the month at 2.30pm

This multi-sensory, interactive tour will put Handsworth back at the heart of Soho House. By exploring the theme of innovation, we will be connecting the past and present histories of Handsworth to pay homage to the significance of Handsworth as an innovative area and as the birthplace of many ideas and cultural outputs that put Birmingham on the global map. This tour has been designed in partnership with a diverse group of Birmingham based young people with an aim of celebrating Handsworth and Birmingham’s rich cultural heritage.