This year the Museum of London welcomes an exciting new exhibition, delving into the mind of the world’s most famous fictional detective; Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes.
Asking searching questions such as who is Sherlock Holmes, and why does he still conjure up such enduring fascination, this major exhibition – London’s first on the detective since 1951 – will explore how Sherlock Holmes has transcended literature onto stage and screen and continues to attract huge audiences to this day.
Going beyond film and fiction, visitors to the museum will be transported to the real Victorian London – the backdrop for many of Conan Doyle’s stories. Through early film, photography, paintings and original artefacts, the exhibition will recreate the atmosphere of Sherlock’s London, with visitors able to envisage the places that the detective visited and imagine they are standing on the pavement of the Strand watching the horse drawn traffic pass by.
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Our Sherlock Holmes event series! Including a walking tour of Sherlock's London, a night exploring his unique pursuits at Late London: Sherlock's city and a thrilling cocktail-making hunt.
Our exhibition shop range, including designer dressing gowns, tweed deerstalkers and beautiful photographic prints.
The Sherlock Holmes blog series, including information on Radio 4Extra's latest Sherlock season as well as our hunt with the BFI for a missing Sherlock film.
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* Child ticket ages 12-15 (under 12s go free). Concessions: students, over 60, unwaged and registered disabled.
** For 3-6 people. Must include at least one child and one adult.