Sherlock Holmes Museum of London
The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die at the Museum of London, Docklands attempts to unlock our fascination with the great detective, invented by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It will explore how Sherlock Holmes has transcended literature onto stage and screen, and continues to attract huge audiences to this day. The museum has raided its extensive collection of social history collections and secured key loans in order to recreate Victorian London, the backdrop of many of Conan Doyle’s stories. Highlights amongst the original artefacts include eerie early photographs of London drenched in fog and smog, and the 1903 manuscript of The Adventure of the Empty House, published in the Strand Magazine, which in its heyday was selling 500,000 copies of any issue with each new Holmes story. Also look out for the 1841 manuscript of the supposed world’s first detective story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allen Poe, whom Conan Doyle greatly admired.
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes
Other exhibits include Sidney Paget’s original illustrations from the Strand Magazine, which has been the inspiration for all actors that have played Holmes, including Benedict Cumberbatch in the highly successful Sherlock BBC series. The museum will also display Cumberbatch’s Belstaff greatcoat and the dressing gown from the series – which has become the BBC’s most popular drama in a decade.
A must see for any Sherlock Holmes fan!
|What||The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die, Museum of London|
|Where||Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Barbican (underground)|
17 Oct 14 – 12 Apr 15, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
|Price||£12, concessions £10|
|Website||Click here for more information|