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The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

Operational Status

The South Carolina State Museum is currently CLOSED and all public programs are suspended until further notice.

Taking into consideration guidelines set forth by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), the State Museum has made the difficult decision to temporarily close to the public in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). All upcoming museum programs, events and rentals through April 5 are canceled.

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Museum Hours

Mon: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tues: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wed. – Fri: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun: Noon – 5 p.m.

The exhibition is for all ages with multi-media, family-friendly displays.

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

Now Open For a Limited Engagement

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes offers an interactive experience combining science with history and culture to bring to life the historic underpinnings of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s rich and vibrant stories.

Museum visitors will learn how Sherlock Holmes, a scientific expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of clues others missed to solve some of his era’s most puzzling mysteries. His practices and techniques, created in the mind of doctor-turned-author Conan Doyle, encouraged a change in the way police work was conducted, and remain in practice today.

Guests will be transported into Sherlock Holmes’ London to solve a mystery in a world newly introduced to his groundbreaking methods, and then transported back into present day with a pop culture gallery that shows Sherlock Holmes in all his manifestations from books to movies.


  • A visit to author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s study, where guests can explore his world and life from medical student to practicing physician to literary genius.

  • A chance to become a detective and solve a mystery as you investigate clues and use scientific crime-solving methods throughout the exhibit gallery.

  • Hands-on interactive stations exploring the science behind crime-solving.

  • More than 100 objects and artifacts, including original manuscripts and more.

  • Authentic recreation of Holmes’ 221B Sitting Room.

  • More than 50 images from the Museum of London Archives, some never displayed before.

  • Props from the Warner Bros.’ current Sherlock Holmes movies and behind the scenes tools from the hit CBS television show Elementary and the BBC’s Sherlock .

  • And more!

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.

Sherlock Exhibit Admission Tickets

Pricing includes museum general admission. Museum members may use their comp attraction tickets or purchase their discounted tickets online for blockbuster admission.

*** Online Ticket Sales Are Currently Suspended While the Museum is Closed to the Public ***

General Public
Adult: $17.95
Senior (62 +): $15.95
Child (3-12): $13.95


General Public Tickets

Museum Member*
Adult: $7
Senior (62 +): $6
Child (3-12): $5


Member Tickets

Group Tickets (for 10 or more)
Adult: $15.95
Senior (62 +): $13.95
Child (3-12): $11.95


Group Tickets


* Members Please Note: When you click the link you will need to enter the 16 digit barcode on your membership card to access your discounted tickets.

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