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The Sherlock Holmes Museum

When I found out that one of my scheduled tours will commence in the afternoon, I’ve decided to take a stroll around London and check out one of the less crowded tourist attraction nearby — The Sherlock Holmes Museum. 

Where do you find this museum exactly? Where else but at 221B Baker Street! A little tidbit: during the time the epic adventures of Sherlock Holmes were published, Baker Street didn’t go as high as 221. But as the City of London evolved, the street got extended and to a museum was installed on 221B to pay tribute to the famous fictional detective. 

I just want to say that I love how the English people take pride in their literature. Apart from their major museums, they’ve dedicated two landmarks in London that’s enough to make a fangirl squeal and shed tears of joy — the Tardis Police Box outside Earl’s Court Station and Platform 9¾ in King’s Court. :)

Going back to Sherlock Holmes. The first thing you need to do is buy a ticket at the souvenir shop right beside the museum, then queue up outside. Since the museum is too small to fit a huge number of people, they only let a small group in every 15-30 minutes.

Shall we go in? :p

Photo Diary: Sherlock Holmes MuseumPhoto Diary: Sherlock Holmes Museum

While I was researching more about Baker Street and Sherlock Holmes, I found out that aside from featuring wax figures and memorabilia, the museum also attempted to follow every detail of the house as described in the stories. This includes the famous study overlooking Baker Street and the 17 steps leading from the ground floor hallway to the first floor study (Wikipedia)! Wow!

Photo Diary: Sherlock Holmes Museum
Photo Diary: Sherlock Holmes Museum

The props on the table was free to try. I teamed up with another girl who was also traveling solo so we can take better portraits. Yay for a decent photo of myself!

Photo Diary: Sherlock Holmes Museum
Photo Diary: Sherlock Holmes Museum
Photo Diary: Sherlock Holmes Museum
Photo Diary: Sherlock Holmes Museum

The place is full of vintage-looking paraphernalia, I actually just want to take everything home. My dad would definitely enjoy this kind of stuff because he’s also a collector of vintage things, a trait I definitely got from him.

Photo Diary: Sherlock Holmes Museum

This is the souvenir and ticket shop beside the museum. They have loads of memorabilia for sale, but because I was trying to be thrifty, I decided not to purchase anything.

Sherlock Holmes Museum wasn’t really part of my itinerary, but I’m glad I had time to see it. Whether or not you’re a fan of Sherlock Holmes, I think you’ll appreciate the time and effort they’ve spent recreating the house of the famous literary piece.

The Sherlock Holmes Museum

221b Baker Street London NW1 6XE England
Nearest station: Baker Street

Open every day from 9:30AM – 6:00PM
Admission: Adult £10 / Child (16 years below) – £8

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    February 9, 2015 at 9:33 PM


    I haven’t finished reading all Sherlock Holmes stories, but the BBC Sherlock is so addictive (I am _ _ _ _ locked) so this museum is definitely in my bucket list :)

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    February 9, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    Gusto kong pumunta jan pleaseee!!! Take me there, Kistyy!! Rich naman you eh. Hahahahaha. :D
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    Yza Marzan
    February 9, 2015 at 9:57 PM

    wow! takes me back to my childhood! I miss reading Sherlock Holmes. Heck, I even wanted to become a detective before because of him :) Someday I wish I can go there *^*
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    February 11, 2015 at 12:04 PM

    Awesome shots Kisty! :D That’s a great trivia to know that they really made a way so that they can put up that unit! This is absolutely a nice place to stop by should I ever land in the UK in the future :)
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    February 12, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    I would be content just by looking from the outside maybe because I don’t watch the show (movie?) so I’ll find it hard to relate and appreciate the art? But for nostalgia, vintage-y stuff, detective things this is a good stop for tourists. :)
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    February 12, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    OMG I want to cry. I’ve always wanted to go there because I’m a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes: the book, the TV series Sherlock, and the other TV series Elementary. I think I would literally cry when I finally go there because of too much fangirl feels. Haha! xx
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