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Soho Benson Road

West Midlands Metro

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Soho Benson Road is a West Midlands Metro stop, the Metro also stops at the nearby railway stations of Jewellery Quarter and The Hawthorns.

Soho House Museum ½ mile

Soho House was the Georgian home of the industrialist Matthew Boulton and it has been restored to reflect the fashions and tastes of the late Georgian period. Admission to the House is by guided tour. Items from Boulton's factory can be seen, including buttons, buckles, clocks, vases and silverware. Boulton developed the steam engine in partnership with James Watt. Soho House was the meeting place of the Lunar Society which met to discuss philosophical matters of the day, members included Erasmus Darwin, James Priestly, James Watt and Josiah Wedgwood. Visitor Centre, Garden and Café. Tel. 0121 348 8150.
Open WTh (also first Sun on month) 1100-1600, see website for House tour times.
www.birminghammuseums.org.uk

Soho Benson Road map