Featuring world-class loans and never-before-seen objects, the exhibition promises to delve into the mind of Sherlock Holmes, and transport visitors to Victorian London – the backdrop for Conan Doyle’s most famous literary invention.


Here, we bring you some of the highlights:

Sidney Paget [British illustrator whose works accompanied Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories in The Strand magazine] September 1893, engraving: 'The Adventure of the Greek interpreter', Strand Magazine © Museum of London

Sherlock Holmes cover 1903 first edition, published in New York © Museum of London

Sherlock Holmes exhibition objects © Museum of London

George Washington Wilson, A View of the Strand, looking west c1890 © Museum of London

Sidney Paget, 'Holmes Was Working Hard Over a Chemical Investigation', illustration for The Naval Treaty © Museum of London

Carte de visite, Arthur Conan Doyle, New York, undated © Museum of London

Black and cream pipe © Museum of London

Sidney Paget, December 1893, 'The Adventure of the Final Problem', Strand Magazine © Museum of London

Benedict Cumberbatch in Belstaff coat, photograph by Colin Hutton © Hartswood Films

To find out more about the exhibition, which runs from 17 October 2014 to 12 April 2015, click here.

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