Investigating Sherlock Holmes at Museum of London

There have been more stories written about Sherlock Holmes than any other fictional character in history. Now, part of that is because the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle estate probably needed to look into copyright and fair usage laws in the UK and around the world decades ago. But, the much more important reason is the character and his world fascinate adventure fans across multiple genres.

Whether he’s solving mysteries in Conan Doyle’s original stories, the novels of other writers, on the radio, on TV or on the big screen, Sherlock Holmes, his amazing abilities and his antisocial personality have endeared fans for more than 100 years. The world’s only consulting detective is snooping more effectively than ever with Benedict Cumberbatch ruling the BBC and Robert Downey, Jr. updating the hero in Guy Ritchie’s movies.

To explore the history of Sherlock Holmes and the re-creation of his fictional world, the Museum of London is currently showing off Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die. Showing off a mix of actual items from Conan Doyle’s working world and recreated props from different incarnations of Sherlock Holmes, the exhibit embraces the detective’s exploits from within alongside a historical examination of the London that gave birth tot he stories.

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In addition, the museum adds artworks suitable to the period from its collection, including pieces from Claude Monet and other artists working in Victorian London. Throw in a Sherlock-themed gift shop on the museum’s main floor, and you have an experience any devoted fan of 221B Baker Street should not miss. Said fans will find a few friendly images from the exhibit below.

The game’s afoot until April 12, 2015.


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