- Tourist Attractions
Suitable for ages: Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor
Children will be fascinated to see the home of so many ‘firsts'. Soho House, the home of industrialist Matthew Boulton, was the first modern home in Britain to have central heating; he was also an early adopter of the steam-heated bath, which didn't become popular, and the flushing toilet, which did.
Within Soho House there are also displays from the Soho Manufactory, one of the world's first factories, of silver, gold and ormolu, a gold-coloured metal used to make ornaments. Kids will also be fascinated by these items, including the huge gold harp in the sitting room!
If your little one has a vivid imagination, they'll love hearing about the Lunar Society. This club met every month to discuss scientific ideas and the latest advances in technology, but always met on the full moon so they could find their way home by its light. Of course, your child may have a different theory…
Soho House will be particularly enjoyed by children who have inquiring minds, but you might have to answer a few more questions than normal!
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
Getting There and Contact Information
Soho Avenue, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 5LB, England
Click here to visit Soho House's website
0121 348 8150
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Wednesday to Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
First Sunday of the month 11:00 - 16:00
Closed 23rd December to 2nd January.
Kids (3-15): £3.00
The cafe offers a range of sandwiches, cakes, biscuits and hot and cold drinks.
There are accessible toilets within the visitor centre where baby changing facilities can also be found.
The shop at Soho House sells a range of items relating to the history of the House and the wider Georgian period. There are also children's toys and games for sale.