London: Visiting The Sherlock Holmes Museum

 

Where is the Sherlock Holmes Museum?

There really is  the Sherlock Holmes Museum London, right smack on Baker Street. It was our first outing spot and we didn’t make any specific 1-2-3 plans. So the first random thing to do was get on the subway train to Baker Street and walk over to the Museum. Imagine seeing a row of building and suddenly see this green door below which looked totally out of the place yet uniquely placed!

Brushes used to dust crime scenes.

Brushes used to dust crime scenes.

“Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson lived at 221b Baker Street between 1881-1904, according to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.The house is protected by the government due to its “special architectural and historical interest”, while the 1st floor study overlooking Baker Street is still faithfully maintained for posterity as it was kept in Victorian Times. – Sherlock Holmes Official Website 

 

"Elementary my dear Watson!"

“Elementary my dear Watson!”

 

Stepping into his private office. 

There were four floors to the whole house and you can even sit down, pretend to be Sherlock for a bit, just like my sister here. She loves the place and was excited about every single thing. Doctor Watson’s bedroom on the second floor overlooks a small yard while Mrs Hudson’s room sits in the front. She was the landlady of the lodging house who prepared meals and did household duties for her two famous tenants. Their rooms contain personal belongings and private papers of the great detective together with a variety of exhibits from his famous crime cases. There’s even a piece Doctor Watsons’ diary that contains hand-written notes from the famous adventure of ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’.

 

My sister does look like the part!

My sister does look like the part!

Meeting some characters from the past. 

As we ascended the third floor, we met with two characters from the past, human ones of course before entering the exhibit rooms containing an arrangement of wax models from the scenese in the book. Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty were actually standing in the same room which got us both excited, snapping photos away. There is also a lumber room in the attic where the lodgers store their trunks and luggages.

 

Legal assistant during the present modern day versus lawyer in Sherlock Holmes days.

Legal assistant during the present modern day versus lawyer in Sherlock Holmes days.

Other information

The entrance fee to this is 5pounds per person but worth it as you can take your time to tour every single floor and take photos at your own pace. Once we were done, we headed down to te souvenier shop to get some Sherlock Holmes goodies! To travel around London on a bus will save you a lot more compared to the subway, plus you get to see the view. Take the Oyster pass for 7 days which will cost you 13pounds per person and travel day and night without worrying about the fare at all.
Location: Sherlock Holmes Museum, 221B Baker Street | Tube: Baker Street | Opening hours: Open Daily 09:30-18:00 | Admission: Adult £15, Child £10

About Yafieda Jamil

A Malaysian girl currently working abroad in Phnom Penh city. I love a good road trip, hot cappuccinos, spicy food and staring at old buildings. My mission is to inspire people to see the world differently before we all get any older. Oh and giraffes are the most beautiful creatures on earth.

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