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Sherlock Holmes Museum

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Address: Bahnhofstr 26, Meiringen 3860, Switzerland
Phone Number:
0041 33 972 50 00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

A museum dedicated to the famous fictional detective.

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A very good place for Sherlock fans

This place is just at the road side in Meiringen ,walkable distance on the main road and lush green . Wonder clues hidden and this wonderful statue of Sherlock. visit the museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pune, Maharashtra, India
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is just at the road side in Meiringen ,walkable distance on the main road and lush green . Wonder clues hidden and this wonderful statue of Sherlock. visit the museum and you will love it . All your stories you saw and read will be live ... Must visit if you are here .

Thank RajaniBhurat
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017

I found it very average but my three fellow travelers (who were not Sherlock fans) were in there for ages.

Thank Archaeobuff
Rodersdorf, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017

Lovers of the stories of Sherlock holmes will remember how he was supposed to have died whilst chasing his arch-fiend Moriarty, when both plunged into the Reichenbach Waterfall, quite close to Meiringen. A little old Anglican church has been taken over by the Sherlock Holmes Society and the basement turned into a museum. Many pieces of memorabilia are on display... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2016

The small museum packs in a solid amount of Sherlock Holmes related paraphernalia and information. Visitors receive headsets that provide a guided tour and are available in many languages.

Thank PNWmtns
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2016

A great step back in time to a house recreated for the late 19th century when this fictional character 'lived' in Baker Street London. Even for Brits it is worth seeing, but for those who are not used to British houses of that era, it is well worth a look at - if you are into Sherlock Holmes or just... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed my visit to this museum. Entry is cheap at $4CHF per person. They only accept cash so be sure you have it! The museum is small containing many pieces from the Holmes period. I paired my visit with a trolley ride up Reichenbach Falls with a final hike to the top and walk down the other side. The... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2016

WE had free tickets, so decided to kill an hour to have a look. Well, we very surprised how great this little museum is. The detail and work that has gone into this building was unbelievable. I learnt more about Conan Doyle and |Holmes in this one hour than I have reading or looking on the internet. The town, naturally,... More 

Tel Aviv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

It's not a bad 10 minute stop in a rainy day but I wouldn't waste a second time in it... A bit of historically flavored and loaned from other museums Sherlock Holmes walk

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2016

Even if you aren't a fan it is great. Well designed and thought out for being small. We got joint tickets for the falls that makes a great outing. I left and read the return of Sherlock Holmes. Many different languages available same cost.

Thank familytimes2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016

If you are into Sherlock Holmes then you will enjoy your visit to this museum in the middle of Meiringen.

Thank Anne D

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