Skip to main content

Soho House

Soho Avenue, A41 Handsworth, Birmingham, B18 5LB

View Accessibility Symbols

Accessibility Symbols

For more information about what these symbols mean, view our Accessibility Symbols Guide.

Close this popup window.

Access Guide

Show Easy Read

Introduction

Opening Times (Easter - October)

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday Closed.
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 15:00.
  • Thursday 11:00 - 15:00.
  • Friday 11:00 - 15:00.
  • Saturday 11:00 - 15:00.
  • Sunday 11:00 - 15:00.
  • Comments View
    • The house is closed from November until Easter and also on Mondays, except for bank holidays.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Birmingham.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Jewellery Quarter.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • The car park is to the side and the rear of the visitor centre.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 680cm x 360cm (22ft 4in x 11ft 10in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 14m (15yd) from the visitor centre entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 20m (22yd) from the visitor centre entrance.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
  • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
  • The car park surface is loose chippings.
  • There is not a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is portable.
  • Please contact a member of staff.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • There is a moderately sloped threshold in the doorway to the housekeepers room.
    • The flooring in some areas of the house is uneven, particularly in the wine cellar on the basement floor.

Museum

  • Exhibits cannot be audio described.
  • Tactile signage for exhibits is not available.
  • The availability of tactile signage does not depend on exhibition.
  • Touch tours are available.
  • The availability of touch tours depends on exhibition.
  • Video tours are not available.
  • Concessions are available.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is not a landing.
    • The lighting levels are low.
  • Comments View
    • The handrail between the ground and first floors is on the right hand side going up.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the main corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1.
  • The lift is 18m (20yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 84cm x 120cm (2ft 9in x 3ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Comments View
    • An accessible toilet is available within the neighbouring visitor centre.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located in the car park.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.