There are two parts to this museum - the shop and the tour itself. The shop has everything Sherlock related at not too bad prices for souvenirs either. From the shop you can buy your tickets to enter Sherlock Holmes' house. Now if you weren't sure if Sherlock Holmes is real or not, then this will definitely convince you (I was starting to doubt myself!). There is every little detail that you could possible imagine Sherlock to have; incredibly detailed. Even hidden away in the corner is Sherlock's violin. You can access all the floors right up to the attic, whilst exploring Sherlock and Watson's adventures. The nicest touch I find is the blue plaque they have on the building that says "Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective".
While Sherlock is clearly a fictional character that doesn't stop London visitors wanting to visit his 'home' at 221B Baker Street. The house is decked out in the same Victorian period as Holmes was set, and shows a myriad of the instruments and details from the Conan Doyle's books, Holmes memorabilia, and even a mock-up of the detective's study looking onto the street. The gift shop is run by the in-character staff who endeavour to keep you in Holmes' world as long and authentically as possible - and even when you've left the house and are catching the tube, Baker Street station is covered in Holmes' silhouettes.
NO DETECTIVE BUFF SHOULD MISS OUT ON SHERLOCK'S HOME MUSEUM...SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? EVERYONE TO BAKER STREET...
This was just good 'ole plain fun! Make sure you take advantage of the photo op on the second floor - pick up the pipe, the Sherlock Holmes hat, and have fun getting your photo snapped! The museum is easy to find, very close to the Baker Street Tube stop, and has a great gift shop as well.
the modern version of films can't really match the spirit that lies in the books written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A glimpse of the atmosphere of the lat XIXth century may be felt in Baker Street. It's a good thing to combine this visit with one of the original London walks
I absolutely loved this museum! It's small, but so much fun to walk around the "home" of the fictional detective and immerse yourself in the air of 19th century mystery. Victorian decor, dim (to recreate the feeling of a candlelit interior), and filled with mannequin characters from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's books, it's an enchanting little journey out of reality and into the stories of this beloved British classic.
One of the great British fictional characters of our age and the museum is just 3 stops from our apartment.