Archive for March 1, 2015

This is the title of an exhibition currently running at the Museum of London on Sherlock Holmes.

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Entering into the exhibition area trough a book case you are immersed into the world of Sherlock Holmes and his creator Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle. Included in the exhibition are Conan-Doyle’s original notebooks along with Sydney Paget illustrations together with a copy of the first Sherlock Holmes story to be published.

One of Conan-Doyle's original notebooks

One of Conan-Doyle’s original notebooks

Sydeny Paget illustration

Sydeny Paget illustration

A copy of the first Sherlock Holmes story to be published in 1887

A copy of the first Sherlock Holmes story to be published in 1887

There is also a section on the portrayals of Holmes on TV and Film with screens showing clips from the productions so you can compare the different actors and make you choice. Who is your favourite Holmes?

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The last section which you enter through the famous door to 221B Baker St is on articles that are associated with Holmes and his detective techniques.

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Deer-stalker hat - never mentioned in the books but shown in Paget's illustrations

Deer-stalker hat – never mentioned in the books but shown in Paget’s illustrations

Violin liked the one used by Holmes to relax and help concentration.

Violin liked the one used by Holmes to relax and help concentration.

The exhibition ends with The Richenbach Falls, a painting by JMW Turner where Holmes and Moriarty fell to their death. Did Conan-Doyle always intend to bring him back or did he really mean to kill off his hero? As we know Holmes survived and returned to London to continue his work.

Richenbach Falls by JMW Turner

Richenbach Falls by JMW Turner

An excellent exhibition which is well worth seeing.