Monday, June 1, 2009

The Sherlock Holmes Museum

Everyone should have read about the story of Sherlock Holmes during the schooldays and the home of this famous detective actually do exist!

The Sherlock Holmes Museum is located at 221b Baker Street, London. The easiest way to get here is taking the London Underground to Baker Street Station

Sherlock's Holmes' house was built in 1815 and is listed Grade 2 of special architectural and historical interest by Her Majesty's Government.

It was registered as a lodging house from 1860 to 1934 and was maintained privately until acquired by the Sherlock Holmes International Society. The opening of the Sherlock Holmes Museum to the public on 27 March 1990 was an event which should have happened several decades ago. 221b Baker Street is after all the world's most famous address because of its long association with the great detective.

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson lived at 221b Baker Street from about 1801-1904. 221b was on the first floor of a lodging house, the landlady of which was a Mrs. Hudson. There were 17 steps from the ground floor hallway to the first floor study which Holmes and Watson shared. Holmes' bedroom (photo above) was at the rear, adjoining the study.

People have been writing to Sherlock Holmes and to his friend Dr. Watson for the last 100 years but now it is possible to see where and how they lived in Victorian times in this museum.

This is a Q & A brochure I manage to grab while I was at the museum to test the visitors observation and alertness while in the museum


Kikey Loo said...

i went there :)

escape said...

is the exam required? it looks like you need to be like sherlock when you got here.

JL said...

Hi Borneo. You've won a consolation prize for the Midvalley giveaway challenge. Please check your gmail for further correspondence, cheers. :)

foongpc said...

How come they have a museum when Sherlock is just a character and not a real person?

I AM A BLOGGER said...

omg, tat is so cool! nvr tot tat this museum actually existed...