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Sherlock Holmes Museum

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Sherlock Holmes Museum

KidRated’s Sherlock Holmes Museum Top Tips:



Bear in mind Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson DIDN’T exist so this is really a fake museum with fake artefacts.


Also, because it’s dedicated to the fictional detective, there’s not really much here for people who want to learn more about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – the man who created Holmes.


So what’s here? Not an awful lot really. The policeman and ‘detective’ outside make a good photo opportunity and the costumed staff are friendly and knowledgeable BUT apart from a few tableaus arranged to look like 221B Baker Street and some iffy mannequins, this is really for aficionados with deep pockets. 


To buy your ticket you have to enter and walk through a gift shop. There are quite a few interesting bits and bobs here including pipes, DVDs and books. For many, this could possibly be worth the trip alone.


The museum is spread over several floors and the rooms are dressed as if the characters still live there, as well as displaying items from many of the stories.


You can see what we imagine Sherlock’s bedroom would look like and the famous study overlooking Baker Street. You can also sit in his armchair by the fireplace, use the props for photo opportunities and pose by waxworks of Mrs Hudson and Moriarty.


A word of warning: it’s quite small in here and, it does get very busy. So, when there are a lot of people younger kids may feel a little claustrophobic.


We are massive fans of The Official Sherlock Live Game – an exciting immersive adventure from the makers of the TV series. Complete with immersive sets and environments from the show you’ll have to work together as a team to solve mysteries and puzzles before time runs out. Book tickets and get more info here.

Booking Advice:

  • Tickets can only be bought from the shop
  • Buy tickets for private guided tours of the museum
  • Kids under 15 get discounted tickets



221B Baker Street

Phone number:

+44 (0)20 7224 3688


How to get there:

Nearest tube: Baker Street.

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Teen Verdict

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I really love Sherlock so I knew I had to give the museum a visit. Seeing the outside was definitely the best bit as it really gave off those Sherlock vibes. The shop was pretty cool as they had lot’s of Sherlock related stuff, but the museum was just ok and was over quite fast. Luckily, because it’s in Baker Street, there’s plenty to do in the area so we were able to make a day of it. I’d recommend the shop to anyone who loves Sherlock but maybe not the museum as it’s a little niche and very cramped.

Parent Point of View

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Laura Porter

  • Think of it like visiting a Victorian home with mannequins and you’ll get the idea.
  • Best for older kids who love the stories and will spot the attention to detail. Otherwise just pop in to the shop as it has some fun souvenirs.

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