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“Visit to Sherlock's Home”

Sherlock Holmes Museum
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Private Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour in London
Ranked #252 of 1,616 things to do in London
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Vancouver, BC
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“Visit to Sherlock's Home”
Reviewed 11 February 2006

While in London I couldn't resist visiting the Sherlock Holmes museum (at 221B Baker Street of course). The Museum is filled with items from the fictional detective's career as written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Guests are greeted by a real life Watson who is more than happy to answer questions or be in a photo. I also picked up a business card from the famous consulting detective.

Fans of the stories will have fun browsing through the perfectly recreated Victorian house and reviewing "clues" from Sherlock’s most famous cases. Those unfamiliar with the details of the detectives career will not find the museum nearly as interesting.

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“The Game is Afoot!”
Reviewed 6 November 2004

The house/museum is decorated in the Victorian style and really makes you feel like you time warped back into the life of Sherlock Holmes. Each room has wax models and props depicting a scene from a Sherlock Holmes short story. Best of all: you can take a photo (bring your own camera) with a hired actor dressed as Watson. The museum provides you with a deer-stalker hat and cape for the photo and this is all part of the admission price! For a good laugh, try reading some of the letters on the wall sent to Sherlock by children all over the world.

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“The Case of the Fictional Detective”
Reviewed 12 August 2003

Sherlock Holmes--undoubtedly one of the most famous detectives in the world. But he was a fictional character, right? After touring this "museum" in London, visitors almost begin to wonder.

Here is the famous hat, pipe and magnifying glass, along with other Holmes memorabilia, convincingly displayed at a famous address (221b Baker Street). Letters and documents attest to the skillful detective's skillful career. It LOOKS real enough.

The Sherlock Holmes Museum makes an interesting stop in London, especially for detective novel fans and for families with children who have read the Holmes stories. Kids can try on a deerstalker hat, pick up a magnifying glass and utter the inevitable "Elementary, my dear Watson" to their hearts content.

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