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Sherlock Holmes Museum

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Address: 221B Baker Street, London NW1 6XE, England
Phone Number: 020 7935 8866
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Probably for an ardent Sherlock Holmes enthusiast

I'll admit it was thrilling to walk into 221B Baker Street and walking straight into the giftshop, there was a lot of Doyle prints that were attractive. Also loved the replica of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sammamish, Washington
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Sammamish, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'll admit it was thrilling to walk into 221B Baker Street and walking straight into the giftshop, there was a lot of Doyle prints that were attractive. Also loved the replica of their living room and bed room. Beyond that, I got a little bored on the second and third floors - would have probably enjoyed it more if I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

he museum fee is a bit expensive but worth a visit for any Holmesian, there are lots of props to take photos with and they have put a lot of effort into sourcing period correct furnishings and decor. Queues can be long at peak times, we went early on a Friday in January and didn't queue at all. The gift... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't actually go into the museum as we stood in line for ages only then to be told that we needed tickets, It was 15 pounds per person so 60 pounds for the four of us that's $120 Australian dollars - for a twenty minute visit - NO WAY !!! We went into the gift shop and bought our... More 

Thank Jenny R
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice antiques from the era. If you have the books memorized it my be worth it. 15pnds each. Be sure to get ticket from gift shop before you get in line.

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The house is small but loaded with old furniture. Walking around gave us the feeling of time travaling. Very fun if you are into these things, but a waste of time if you are not. We loved it, our son hated it.

Thank AcerYoung
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The ticket is available in the shop next door for 15 pounds. It is a small museum and as such it cannot accommodate many visitors at once. Therefore, there was a line for getting in the museum and I had to wait in rain for 10 minutes or so.

Thank Ryusuke M
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visit only takes 20 minutes as all there is to do is walk around the house at 221B Baker Street. The interior of the house is cool but there are no information boards to tell you about anything. For the price of the ticket, I did not feel there was nearly enough there.

Thank Clare E
Dagenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes then this is a must see. Be warned the queues to get in can be very long and, as it's so small inside, it can be a squeeze at times but worth it.

1 Thank Carole H
Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very nice place to visit if you want to get out of your daily routine. A small place , little crowded sometimes but totally deserve it. One stop you should not miss when passing by London.

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As you know I usually let my students read Arthur Conan Doyle's stories which are really very effective especially some students who are interested in reading adventure books anyway. After 10 stories I show some objects related that about the house of 221b. Get their attention on Sherlock's hat, magnifying glass etc. They say these belongings belong to famous defective... More 

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