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An Introduction to Sherlock Holmes

In March of 1886, a struggling young doctor wrote a story about a brilliant and enigmatic detective named Sherlock Holmes. The 26 year old author was Arthur Conan Doyle, and he was my great uncle. Now doubt he would have been amazed to know that when he finished writing “A Study in Scarlet” that he had created one of the most inspiring and influential characters of all time.

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

In this exhibition, you will step into my great uncle’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 using a special notebook to document the 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.