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Sherlock Holmes Museum, London

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#27 of 218 in Museums in London
At Sherlock Holmes Museum, see the home where the famous fictional detective and his assistant Dr. Watson lived. The interior of the Georgian townhouse appears just as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle described it in his Victorian-era stories. Pose for a photo in Holmes's fireside armchair in the study overlooking Baker Street, view the detective's private belongings and papers in his bedroom, and check out the wax models of characters on the third floor. The museum's address is 221B Baker Street, just as it was in the books, but it's actually located between 237 and 241 on the street. Work out when and for how long to visit Sherlock Holmes Museum and other London attractions using our handy London online trip builder .
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  • For seeing tiny 6 rooms you pay 15 pounds that too sandwiched between 10-15 people around you. Really not worth it. The gift shop next door is the real deal and has some really good souvenuirs to buy....  more »
  • I was there on Saturday as I am a big Sherlock fan. The house is lovely inside but very very small! We were in and out of there in 30 min no kidding. It gets really crowded and difficult to move aroun...  more »
  • For lovers of Sherlock Holmes would say it is a must. The famous address 221B Baker Street, in a landmark building at the entrance waiting for us a "Bobby" English and the legendary investigator. The Museum is split level, small but quaint and the objects and clothes take you back to the books of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. recommended to everyone, young and old.
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  • This was a unique experience for sure. If you are a Sherlock Holmes fan, you should really stop by and check it out. Just a warning to some, because I did hear people complain about this after the tour, this tour is not based off of the new show, it's based off of the books. Sitting in Sherlock's chair and seeing all of the curiosities laying around truly made this a great experience. The shop has really neat gifts as well.
  • Would be super cool if you are really into Sherlock Holmes or the Victorian period. The website needs to be updated (I don't think it says to buy tickets in advanced at the gift shop before lining up) and the line was pretty long but the tour itself is not very long. If you don't have time even just go to the gift shop though because it is set up to look very Victorian as well.
  • Wonderful attention to detail. Staff dressed in period costumes and very friendly and helpful. It gave a great perspective of living conditions of that time. Great shop with many things to buy related to all things Sherlock.
  • It's great for Sherlock stories fans. The queue is really long, go there early in the morning when it's just open is better than in the afternoon time. The place is quite small, enough for about 30 mins or less visit inside. If you are not a fan of Sherlock stories, it's not worth to visit since he queue time can be more than your time spend inside. Better visit the Sherlock gift store next door.
  • Loved this Museum, my only complaint was that they didn't tell you that you had to purchase tickets next door in the gift shop. So you stand in line and then as you are about to enter, they ask you if you have a ticket. If you like mysteries and Sherlock Holmes this is a must see.

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