The Sherlock Holmes Museum (London) Reviews
Description:221b Baker Street / London NW1 6 XE. / The Sherlock Holmes Museum is a privately run museum and popular tourist ... more
The Sherlock Holmes Museum (London) ... attraction dedicated to Sherlock Holmes. It is situated near the north end of Baker Street in central London and is probably the world's first museum dedicated to a fictional character. The house was formerly an eighteenth century boarding house, and was purchased in 1989 on behalf of The Sherlock Holmes International Society. The Museum initially operated a ground-floor restaurant, 'Mrs. Hudson's' with the museum open to the public on the upper floors. The local council agreed to unveil a blue plaque at the house signifying it as the original location of 221B Baker Street, an address which had previously been adopted by the Abbey National Building Society at 215-229 Baker Street.
Newest Review: ... which I thought was very reasonable for London prices. It is open 9.30am till 6pm. Then you walk into the world of Sherlock Holmes; everywhere in this museum is period, you have three floors of this listed building to explore. You wander through the living quarters of the fictitious detective and his trusted Dr Watson. You can take pictures throughout the museum and you are able to touch the ... more
Customer The Sherlock Holmes Museum (London) Reviews (2)
by - written on 20/02/12 (Very useful, 23 readings)
My Mum had wanted to go to the Sherlock Holmes Museum ever since we walked past it when we went to the zoo; however it took me three years to finally take her there. She is huge fan of Sherlock Holmes, the originals...lol My Mum had her out camera before we even got inside; there is the famous 221b black door outside for you to pose next too. My Mum was in her element, we all had our turn standing in front of the door. We went midweek during term time and there were no characters outside, but I have walked past many times to see a period `Peeler` or policeman standing outside for you to pose with. You walk directly into the shop which was not great ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/09/11 (Very useful, 19 readings)
I'm quite a fan of museums that are about specific peoples lives, and this is kind of an odd place, but worth a visit if you're a Sherlock Holmes fan. It's located right where you'd expect it to be in 221b Baker Street which if you know your Conan-Doyle, you'll know is where Holmes was supposed to have resided. Now, I know Sherlock Holmes was pure fiction, but the way this museum is set up is as if he was real and this was his residence - it's just as it's described in the books! Opening Hours, Prices & Access: Open from 9:30am-6pm it costs £6 for adults and £4 for kids and concessions. This is not a museum suitable for anyone in a wheelchair as there ... Read the complete review
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