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Soho House Museum


Address

5 Soho Avenue
Birmingham
B18 5LB


t: 0121 554 9122


Access and facilities

Assisted wheelchair accessNon assisted wheelchair accessCustomer toilet facilitiesAccessible toiletsCustomer parking facilitiesAccessible car parkingTemporary ramp availableCustomer lift providedParent with pushchair accessBaby changing facilities

 

Car Park & Local Transport

There is a small parking area at the Soho House Museum and blue badge holders can use the spaces by prior arrangement. There is no designated drop off area, however visitors could be dropped off near the entrance to the Museum Reception. The road leading to the Museum is well served by a number of frequent bus services including the 74, 78 and 79. In addition there is a free 'History Bus' Service that runs from the beginning of May to the Beginning of October, calling at Aston Hall, Aston Manor Transport Museum, Soho House, The Pen Room, Sarehole Mill and Blakesley Hall.

Access at Entrance

There is a short ramp leading up to the Main Entrance to Soho House Gift shop and reception. The access to the main entrance is via a single outward opening door directly accessing this reception and gift shop area. Visitors should be aware that the ground consists of small loose stones over a compacted surface.

Reception

The Main Reception Desk is located directly in front of the Entrance as you enter the building, it is situated within the Gift Shop and is staffed during normal opening hours. There is a chip and pin machine provided and although there is no low counter, staff will offer assistance to customers if they should require it.

Facilities

The gift shop sells a wide variety of historical and educational goods relating to the history of Soho House and Matthew Boulton.

The Exhibition Gallery is accessed via a ramp from the gift shop area. There are numerous displays and artefacts available to view and information relating to the history of Soho House and Manufactory. To gain access t this area, customers can use the ramp leading from the gift shop upwards towards the gallery exhibition area.

The unisex accessible toilet is located near to the gift shop and exhibition area. There is also a baby change facility available within the accessible toilet cubicle.

The Tea Room is located near the exhibition hall and serves a variety of hot and cold drinks, biscuits and cakes during the Museum opening hours.

Soho House was the home of industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton from 1766 to 1809. The main house has a variety of exhibition rooms detailing the life of Matthew Boulton and the history of Soho House including dining, living and recreation rooms.

Access to all areas

The passenger lift offers access between all floors within the Main House. Staff will assist guests using the lift if required and as an alternative to accessing all upper and lower floors within the Main House, there are stairs available to customers.

Guided Tours

Upon arriving at Soho House Museum visitors will congregate in the Reception/Gift Shop lobby area. Staff will then execute a full guided tour of the Gallery Exhibition and then across and through the main Soho House exhibition rooms.

Access Symbols Explained:


Car Park & Local Transport
Car Park & Local Transport
Access at Entrance
Access at Entrance
Reception
Reception
Gift Shop
Gift Shop
Exhibition Gallery
Exhibition Gallery
Accessible Toilet & Baby Change Facility
Accessible Toilet & Baby Change Facility
Tea Room
Tea Room
Main House - example room
Main House - example room
Passenger lift within Main House
Passenger lift within Main House
Guided Tours
Guided Tours
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