Sherlock Holmes Museum

Sherlock Holmes Museum

The Sherlock Holmes Museum is located at the world-famous Baker Street (the home of the fictional detective) in central London. The museum is just a short walk from Madame Tussauds and we would strongly recommend you combine the two attractions in one day. The Sherlock Holmes Museum bears the number 221b Baker Street. The museum is an absolute must-see London attraction for fans of Arthur Conan Doyle and Holmes enthusiasts as well as those with an interest in classic British literature or those with an interest in Victorian London.  

The Sherlock Holmes Museum is located at the address where the series of books stated that the detective lived between 1881 and 1904. The museum is located in a classic Georgian town house.  The first floor study is kept as it was in Victorian times, ensuring an authentically Victorian feel. The 221b Baker Street address is said to be the most famous address in the world, ensuring the legacy of Conan Doyle’s most famous character endures ever more.  

The study is kept to meticulous detail, with everything laid out in the classic Holmes tradition so vividly depicted firstly in the books and then the film adaptations. Many London tourists choose to have their photograph taken in Holmes’ iconic armchair by the fireside. On the second floor you’ll find Dr Watson’s bedroom and Mrs Hudson’s room. On the third floor you’ll find exhibits of wax models depicting scenes from the Holmes stories.  

Nearest Tube/Railway Station

Baker Street (Bakerloo Line; Circle Line; Hammersmith & City Line; Metropolitan Line; Jubilee Line)  

Borough

London Borough of the City of Westminster

Admission

Adults: £6.00
Under 16s: £4.00 

Opening Times

Seven days a week, from 9:30am to 6:00pm 

Address / Contact Details

Sherlock Holmes Museum, 221b Baker Street, London NW1 6XE
020 7224 3688
curator@sherlock-holmes.co.uk

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Links

www.sherlock-holmes.co.uk