Sherlock Holmes

The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die
Until 12 April 2015
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✮✮✮✮ 'Wonderfully evocative...whirrs in as many intriguing directions as the mind of the great man himself' Telegraph

‘Excellently satisfying’ The Times

‘Glorious’ Mark Gatiss

We look at the roots of Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous fictional detective, explore depictions of Victorian London and delve into the enduringly popular characteristics of Sherlock Holmes.

Transcending literature onto stage and screen, Sherlock Holmes continues to fascinate audiences to this day. In this exhibition, London’s first on the detective since 1951, we use early film, photography and paintings plus original Victorian era artefacts to recreate the atmosphere of Sherlock’s London, and to re-imagine the places featured in Conan Doyle’s famous stories.

Objects and artworks include:
• Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1886 ‘A Study in Scarlet’ notebook, containing the first ever lines of a Sherlock Holmes story
• ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’ manuscript by Edgar Allan Poe
• Claude Monet’s painting ‘Pont de Londres’ (Charing Cross Bridge, London) 1902
• Belstaff coat used in the BBC’s Sherlock series, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch

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Adult
£12.55 (£11.45 without donation)
Child/Concession* 
£10.45 (£9.45 without donation)
Flexible family tickets** 
£9.95 (child) / £10.05 (adult) per person (£8.95 child/adult without donation)

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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.