Visit: Soho House and the Barber Institute, Birmingham

Soho House was the home of industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton from 1766 to 1809. Boulton worked with architects James and Samuel Wyatt and furniture maker James Newton to create a fashionable and comfortable home which includes many items of Boulton’s own furniture and reflects his inventiveness in home comforts. The Barber Institute will be showing an exhibition: Objects of Affection: Pre-Raphaelite Portraits by John Brett. Professor Ann Sumnner, Director of the Barber Institute and co-curator of the exhibition will give an introductory talk and a private view of the treasures behind the scene. There will also be time to see the permanent collection.

Venue information

Opening times

Easter – end October
Sat, Sun, Bank holidays and Birmingham school holidays, 11am – 3pm
Wed – Fri for guided tours by appointment - please call 0121 348 8263 to book.

Nov – Mar
Open for guided tours by appointment and special events

Closed 24 – 26 Dec

Entry details

32 to include coach and visits. Apply to David Rutherford, 01458 223595 All day
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