Soho House Museum

Location Details

Address

5 Soho Avenue
Birmingham
B18 5LB


t: 0121 554 9122

Access in Summary

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:


  • Assisted wheelchair access Wheelchair access into our premises is possible with assistance.
  • Non assisted wheelchair access Full, non-assisted, wheelchair access into our premises is possible.
  • Customer toilet facilities We provide customer toilets.
  • Accessible toilets We have fully accessible toilets installed at our premises.
  • Customer parking facilities We provide customer car parking.
  • Accessible car parking We provide accessible car parking spaces for disabled customers.
  • Temporary ramp available We provide temporary ramps to improve access to the building.
  • Customer lift provided A customer lift has been provided.
  • Parent with pushchair access Our premises are accessible to parents with a pushchair or pram.
  • Baby changing facilities We provide baby changing facilities.
Car Park & Local Transport.
Access at Entrance.
Reception.
Gift Shop.
Exhibition Gallery.
Accessible Toilet & Baby Change Facility.
Tea Room.
Main House - example room.
Passenger lift within Main House.
Guided Tours.
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