Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Sherlock Holmes Museum : The Game Is Afoot.




Sherlock Holmes Museum

Though it's not the actual address this privately owned museum does a good job of bringing alive the stories of Sherlock Holmes and you get a real ambiance for the Victorian times.



The stark reality is that this building had a different street name and number in the days of Holmes creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Even today, the actual street address is 239 Baker Street, and the Sherlock Holmes Museum uses the fictional 221B address only by special permission of the City of Westminster. Nevertheless, this spot is worth a visit, and is a good starting point for Sherlock Holmes fans when visiting London. 




Though the museum is small , you are not rushed around it and it fires the imagination , everyone has a favourite Sherlock Immortalised by the time in which they grew up.





Obviously there is a shop and yes the deer stalkers are expensive , there are prices to suit all pockets and products to suit all tastes.





The cost of this museum is £10 for adults and £8 for children , there doesn't seem to be any discount for OAPs or disabled visitors. The museum is not suitable sadly for wheel chair users due to steep narrow staircases.



The museum is open everyday of the year except (Christmas day)

The nearest train Station is Marleybone.

The nearest underground is of course Baker Street.



And Sherlock Holmes has inspired us a family we've all read the books and seeing the various film and television adaptations adds to the excitement. In my mind a museum doesn't have to million pound exhibition and all technological , magic and mirrors, if you know Sherlock then the seed of sleuthing excitement is there , it never goes away.



When I talk about Sherlock it leads to be Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and in turn to Houdini, the fairies at the bottom of the garden the list goes on , learning and the thirst for knowledge never stops no matter how long in the tooth we get.


I remember seeing Jeremy Brett in a Sherlock Holmes on the stage and trying to explain what was happening to some puzzled Americans in the play Moriarty was an extension of Sherlock Holmes mind. I understood it at a young age but then again my life was and still is completely emerged in the world of Sherlock Holmes.


Though pressures would be on nowadays for Sherlock not to smoke his pipe !




28 comments:

  1. Looks a fascinating place to visit

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  2. Looks fab! I never knew this place existed...
    DID YOU BUY THE DUCK??? ;)
    Prices seem a bit steep for children - maybe they're trying to put families off?
    All looks very interesting. I love Sherlock...hard to imagine that the same mind that created him - believed in fairies eh? ;)

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  3. How interesting, well if you are a Holmes Fan!

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  4. My daughter loves Sherlock, so this could well be a place for us. Love the duck best though!!

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  5. Looks fascinating. I've only just got in to Sherlock - thanks to Benedict Cumberbatch lol!!!

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  6. Oh my goodness I never knew this existed, looks really interesting too. We'll probably have to wait until POD's a bit bigger but great to know it's there. Lovely post too :)

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  7. I've walked past here a couple of times but never been in x

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  8. Ohh wow love this place so would love to go .x

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  9. didnt know they have this! will visit!

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  10. I would love to visit. Looks like a really fun experience.

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  11. Looks like a fun place to visit, not sure that Baby would appreciate it now though :) x

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  12. I've never been but always wanted to - it sounds fascinating!

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  13. I've never read any Sherlock Holmes books but I do like to watch the tv adaptations so I'm sure I'd enjoy seeing the museum :)

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  14. Looks like a great place to visit. But if it isn't accessible for wheelchairs we certainly wouldn't get the twins pushchair in! A great place for older children x

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  15. I've never actually read any Sherlock Holmes books, but you're inspiring me to start!

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  16. What a beautiful place. I would love to visit! x

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  17. I LOVE Sherlock Holmes so this would be a great day out for me :) x

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  18. Would love to go to this museum! I love artefacts and seeing places preserved and recreated!

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  19. We drive past the building all the time but have not visited yet.

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  20. I didn't know this was there I think I might go! I love all the old fashioned look of London and there's lots of history here, Great post

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  21. My Sherlock loving American friends are visiting next Summer, I may have to take them!

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  22. I have seen this building so many times without going inside... I love Sherlock Holmes, I have to stop and visit the museum.

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