Sherlock Holmes The man who never lived and will never die. Sponsored by Shepperd + Wedderburn. Media partners The Times and The Sunday Times

Late London: Sherlock's city

For one night only, immerse yourself in Sherlock’s unique habits and pursuits from Bartitsu to the science of fingerprinting. Plus get a combined ticket and see our exhibition after-hours.

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  • Half term events
    Find out more about the big beasts of prehistoric London in workshops throughout October half term
  • Sherlock Holmes walking tour
    Explore the sights of Victorian London and scenes from TV and film in our exciting walking tour!
  • Shakespeare's London walk
    See the sights of Shakespeare’s London, from the City streets that inspired him to his Silver Street home.

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The Sound of Sherlock

To coincide with our latest exhibition, Radio 4Extra have put together a season of classic Sherlock Holmes radio plays and documentaries. Find out more, with a blog by former BBC producer and Sherlock expert Bert Coules.

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...he wasn't an easy gentleman to describe

The adventures of the world’s most famous fictional detective inspire a new fashion photography series by Kasia Wozniak.


  • Sherlock Holmes
    Opens 17 October 2014 - tickets on sale now!
  • Bridge
    At the Museum of London Docklands until 2 November 2014 

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The Suffragettes

The Museum of London holds an impressive collection of prints and objects relating to the 'Votes for Women' campaign.

View this collection online or visit our free galleries to see a selection of it up close.

  • Theatrical ephemera
    Take a look through over a thousand theatrical portraits, which provide a record of the performers, their roles, the costumes they wore and how plays in London were performed.
  • Roman coins
    Our collection of over 5000 roman coins charts the Roman age; from the height of the Republic through to the dawn of the Byzantine age in the east.

Collections and research

A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

As he readies for his big-screen debut, we chart Paddington's journey from page to screen.
From 14 Nov

London walks

London walks

Enjoy a guided historical walk and uncover the secrets of the city on foot, including a new Shakespeare's London walk.
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Discover the history of London and its people

Opening hours:
Mon-Sun: 10am-6pm
Galleries begin to close at 5.40pm
Closed: 24 to 26 Dec

How to find us

Museum of London
150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN
Tel: 020 7001 9844

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