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Pictures of Soho House

a Historic Building in the town of Birmingham, in the county of West Midlands

About Soho House

Matthew Boulton was born in Snow Hill, Birmingham in 1728. His father was a Toy maker, and the young Matthew was eventually to join in partnership with his father. He became a giant of his time, his skill and ingenuity were hugely important at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, he was quite probably the most feted and respected business man in the City of Birmingham, if not the country. During his life-time Boulton was to form friendships and business partnerships with such noted persons as John Fothergill, James Watt, Josiah Wedgwood, and Joseph Priestly. All of whom he probably entertained at his elegant 18th century home, Soho House in the Handsworth district of Birmingham.

Soho House has been recently restored and refurbished in the style of Matthew Boulton's era, and indeed the house is said to reflect Matthew Boulton's personal taste.

It is a lovely building to look around, evocative of gracious 18th century living. There are displays telling the thrilling story of his times, and temporary exhibition rooms offer a diverse range of exciting exhibits.

Soho House is open from Tuesday to Sunday from April to October - Admission is free.

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