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24th Nov / 2020
Online Lecture - The Story of Matthew Boulton and Soho House

Tuesday, 24 November 2020 at 3pm

We would like to offer members the opportunity of participating in a group booking with Birmingham Museums for one of their online talks. The talk will be delivered by one of their expert tour guides over Zoom and last for about one hour and 15 minutes. 

Soho House is a 18th century mansion and was the home of the great industrialist Matthew Boulton for over 40 years, it was the epicentre for many changes brought about through the Industrial Revolution. This talk will take you through this historical property's wonderfully preserved rooms, and discover the objects and tales behind them. We’ll look at the people that lived here, and learn about Boulton’s life, legacy, and the birth of the industrial revolution in the heart of Handsworth.

Soho House was also the meeting place for the Lunar Society, where radical scientific and technological debates were the centre of discussion. We’ll also look at the members of the lunar society, a group of free thinking scientists and industrialists including Joseph Priestley, Erasmus Darwin, Josiah Wedgwood, James Watt, and William Withering.

Tickets are £8. Please contact events@furniturehistorysociety.org for booking details and please click https://www.furniturehistorysociety.org/events/online-lecture-the-story-of-matthew-boulton-and-soho-house/payment/ to make an online payment.

 

Contact events@furniturehistorysociety.org to register interest.

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