Sherlock Holmes at the Museum of London


Curator and Victorian expert, Alex Werner, inspects an 1872 painting of Westminster by John Anderson Pinterest


The Museum of London studies the world’s greatest detective with Sherlock Holmes Under the Microscope.

The exhibition delves into the mind of the genius sleuth, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. One of the most famous figures in fiction, this is a chance to find out what made the character tick.

With a particular emphasis on the character’s relationship with London, visitors can dissect the traits that define Holmes and learn more about his literary beginnings more than 125 years ago. Reimagined time again by generation after generation, it looks as if Holmes will forever be stalking the streets of the capital to solve mysteries.

The first major exhibition devoted to Holmes in over 60 years, this is a chance to look beyond the familiar deerstalker, pipe and cape and discover the complex character beneath. The exhibition is curated by Alex Werner, an expert on Victorian London who also heads the Museum of London’s History team.


Venue Details & Map

Museum of London

150 London Wall
+44 (0)20 7001 9844
Public transport:
Tube: St Pauls / Barbican / Moorgate. Barbican/Moorgate: Follow signs to the Museum along the High Walk.

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