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Information on the apps and downloads available from the Museum of London, including the Sherlock Holmes mystery A Hollow Body.
The Museum of London's Streetmuseum, Streetmuseum Londinium and Dickens: Dark London apps are currently unavailable. Following significant changes in recent operating system updates, our apps require major development work to restore full functionality. The museum is currently looking into the feasibility of this work.
Historic downloads of our apps will still be available on your device but without full functionality.
We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused. Further updates will be posted on our website when more information becomes available.
‘You see, but you do not observe’
Sherlock Holmes to Dr Watson, A Scandal in Bohemia, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Created in partnership with collaborative art collective, Circumstance, A Hollow Body is an interactive mobile app with an evocative music score and narration that guides two people on an atmospheric audio tour through the City of London’s streets and narrow alleys.
Designed to be experienced in pairs – much like Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson move through the city in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories - the narration encourages you to observe the city, its inhabitants and buildings and to peel back its complex layers and stories.
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