A major new exhibition opens in London on October 17 and it’s all about Sherlock Holmes. The popularity of the world’s most famous detective continues to grow and this exhibition is proof of the nation’s love for all things Sherlock.
The show, at the Museum of London, focuses on the character of the great detective and the city where most of his adventures were set.
Alex Werner, head of history collections at the museum in central London, said: “You can’t have Sherlock Holmes without Watson and you can’t have the two of them without London. For me London is the third character, the essential element in the stories.”
The exhibition will also include a mix of traditional and modern Sherlock iconography ranging from Benedict Cumberbatch’s famous coat and dressing gown, to paintings, a pipe and deerstalker hat and one of Doyle’s original manuscripts. There will also be a portrait of Doyle painted by Sidney Paget who illustrated the original stories.
For more information and tickets, follow this link to the museums’ website – http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/london-wall/whats-on/exhibitions-displays/sherlock-holmes/