The Sherlock Holmes Museum, London

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#23 of 164 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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  • August 21, 2017
    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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  • August 21, 2017
    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 »
  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • A must for any Sherlock fan. Tickets are reasonably priced. The staff are friendly and all dressed up in period costumes. Seeing all the characters from the stories were fascinating along with various letters and murder weapons. Definitely worth dropping by. There's even a police man that you can take a photo with outside while wearing Sherlock or Dr. Watson's hat
  • The gift shop next door is free. Go there instead. This is not a museum. There is nothing educational or frankly interesting about it at all. As someone else said, it's 15 pounds to see props. It's a recreation of how Holmes's apartment might have looked. Very disappointed, especially having seen an excellent traveling Doyle exhibit in Denver. The staff was very nice however.
  • A bit of a disappointment, I'm afraid, for there were five rooms, with wax figures and props but almost no entertainment. Nothing interactive, nothing to light a spark of interest in one's self. The staff are nice, and yet it is a disappointment for Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional character Sherlock Holmes deserves much more than was shown, and a better way of presentation and conveying info. The gift shop, if anything had a variety and was worth seeing. Overall, a bit of a disappointment and could improve if some adjustments are made.
  • This museum was very fun. All their staff were in periodic costumes and friendly. Only half the rooms are decorated to match the fictional house. The rest have mannequins representing different cases and clients. The store next to this is definitely worth checking out.
  • For 15 pounds for an adult it doesn't offer much. I admit that you see a really nice (Victorian?) flat with fascinating interior. But that's all. To expensive for a 5 to 10 minute stay.

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