The Sherlock Holmes Museum, Marylebone, London, NW1
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Situated in one of London’s most famous addresses, 221b Baker Street, the Sherlock Holmes museum is a must-visit attraction for fans of Sherlock Holmes, detective fiction novels or TV dramas. Since Benedict Cumberbatch’s modernized performance of Sherlock, a younger and much more diverse audience has developed an interest in the world of Sherlock Holmes, increasing the popularity of the Sherlock Holmes museum.
The Sherlock Holmes museum is privately owned. Opening in 1990 the museum is dedicated to preserving the fictionalized home of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in the Victorian style detailed in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original writings. You can walk around the living quarters of the famous pair, which have been laboriously and accurately created to reflect perfectly the descriptions included in Conan Doyle’s works. Interestingly, Conan Doyle's living relatives have chosen to distance themselves from the museum, and refuse to have any input into its exhibits.
The Sherlock Holmes museum is a relatively small museum, but a unique one , as it is dedicated to preserving the imagined memories and possessions of fictional characters. If you have a passion for detective fiction, or fond memories of reading the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, then a trip to the Sherlock Holmes museum is sure to prove fascinating.
Opening hours: Open seven days a week from 9.30am to 6pm. Admission cost: £10 for adults and £8 for children. Nearest tube: Baker Street, 3 minute walk.
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