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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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  • Fantastic Museum of the famous character, a cottage split level where you can see all the rooms, from the room to the study. High price, £ 15.00.
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  • For Sherlock Holmes fans an absolute highlight and do in London! The shop is lovely and you can find all kinds of fan stuff! Here you can buy tickets for the directly adjacent Museum (15 pounds per person). The Museum is so to speak the apartment of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson and is totally authentic.
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  • Went for a quick tour in this iconic museum Design is authentic and it is a piece of culture in baker street Recommended 
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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