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The Sherlock Holmes Museum, London

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At The 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. Using our international travel planner, London attractions like The Sherlock Holmes Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The super series fanatics indico, authentic home preserving originality. Back to the mysteries of Holmes.
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  • First of all I have to say that the Museum very much something costs, namely £15 per person (the national museums are free, not private!). The Museum is small, for this very lovingly designed and run. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms are authentically furnished. Highly recommended for fans.
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  • I probably expected too much or I am not enough informed me, but I came out of here with the feeling of having been stolen. I think it must be absolute of sherlock Holmes fan, having read and re-read almost all books to find an interest. Everything is static and moving from one room to another, parts in which objects Recalling the stories, surveys, indices,... have been filed and arranged with care. It lacks energy, dynamism and interactivity. In short, 50 pound (2 adults and 2 children) for a tour of 11 minutes... The façade of the building and the statue not far away enough plenty!
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  • Well worth a visit for the more experienced. For the rest, just one step downstairs to buy some souvenirs looks great! From time to time, there are also temporary exhibitions elsewhere in London, such as the Museum of London.
  • Great place to meet your childhood idol (if you're a fan). It's amazing to see how people and things in novel come to life.
  • Quite interesting but a total rip of for £15 admission charge for visit that lasted only 15mins tops (visited ancient site of Delphi for unlimited time for only 12Euro). Too many shoved through at once, made seeing exhibits difficult as rooms are very small and most of the other visitors just seemed to want selfies. They weren't really interested in reading about the exhibits , just went into each room , photo, move on, photo. Clearly their motivation was just to take a photo to show they'd been there. That's fine but not when they tut and sigh at those genuinely interested in the exhibits in the rooms who dared to move in front of their shot. Personally I just ignored their protests, said I was there to look at the rooms, not to stand back and watch people taking photos. If there were fewer allowed through at a time this would be less of a problem but even then £15 would still be poor value. Would not recommend to others.
  • Neat little museum and giftshop. If you are a big fan of Sherlock Holmes then you will find this interesting. There is also a statue of Sherlock just up the road about a block. If you have little ones they will let you skip the queue.
  • Very small museum. As for me the first floor (2 small rooms) was interesting. Expected more