The Sherlock Holmes Museum, London

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#25 of 220 in Museums in London
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. Work out when and for how long to visit The Sherlock Holmes Museum and other London attractions using our handy London online trip builder .
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  • For who is a fan of the books or literature, is very nice to know the place. I honestly liked the lojiha.
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  • On arrival we joined a rather long queue, prior to being advised by another customer that we should obtain our tickets first. So I went off and paid £30 for two tickets. We queued for 1 hour and 20 mi...  more »
  • A visit is definitely interesting. In addition to rooms with original relics from the era, there is still wax figures of Holmes, Watson, and different people from their cases on the top floor. The Snake is always quite long because only a few people inside at the same time can (because the House is not very big). A tip: Go at 9:15 am and stand right on the fence of the shop (not included in the Museum of snake). You are in there first. You only have to buy tickets at the shop and no one usually knows. Admission is relatively high for the small museum. Who wants to go in can make still photos with the Bobby in front of the entrance. To get to even a hat and the people are all very friendly.
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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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