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An Introduction to The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes Exhibit

More than a century ago, in 1886, a struggling young doctor named Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a story about a brilliant and enigmatic detective. The 26-year-old author would probably have been amazed to know that Sherlock Holmes would become one of the most inspiring and influential characters of all time. His influence on our culture has been so profound that he has changed the practice of criminal investigation itself. His extraordinary methods allowed him to not only solve mysteries, but to also explore new frontiers of science.

What has made Sherlock Holmes such an enduring character? Is it his keen power of deduction, his directness, or his eccentric mannerisms? Perhaps we are drawn to Holmes because we also wish to understand the mysteries around us as he does. The tools of experimentation, observation and research that Holmes employs in the stories are still in use today.

In The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, you will step into Conan Doyle’s Victorian London and work side-by-side with his legendary detective. You will be Holmes’ eyes and ears as he tackles a baffling new case. You will learn how to see the world as he sees it, and use a special notebook to document your research and evidence. So hurry along. As Sherlock would say, “You know my methods. Apply them.” 

Sherlock Holmes Exhibit

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes was developed by Exhibits Development Group and Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates in collaboration with the Conan Doyle Estate Limited, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and the Museum of London.