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Sherlock Holmes Museum

Sherlock Holmes Museum

221b Baker Street, London , England

The Basics

Sherlock fans will delight in exploring the Sherlock Holmes Museum, a privately run attraction that faithfully re-creates the world of Conan Doyle’s books. For the full experience, opt for a Sherlock Holmes walking tour and visit filming sites from the BBC TV seriesSherlock, or combine a Sherlock Holmes tour with a tour of the East London locations associated with Jack the Ripper. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the Sherlock Holmes gift shop, where you can pick up a Holmes-style magnifying glass or deerstalker cap.

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Sherlock Holmes Museum & Westminster Walking Tour
Sherlock Holmes Museum & Westminster Walking Tour
star-4.5
$65.29 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Westminster Tour was great!
Westminster Tour was definitely the highlight of the experience. Not so sure about the Sherlock museum at the end... Great guide around Westminster though! Would definitely recommend for families with young teens!
Jon, Aug 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in London

star-5
Great tour, lots of information
JEDADIAH_J, Oct 2021
Sherlock Holmes Old London - Very Small Group Walking Tour
This was a great tour by a very knowledgeable guide. Richard went above and beyond his duties of the Sherlock information and even included other information along the way of the tour. I was super excited to do this tour after reading all of the Sherlock Holmes stories and this tour was a great denouement to that experience. I only wish I had watched the BBC series to ensure I could fully appreciate some of the sites.
star-4
Great!
Frederic_M, Oct 2021
Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London
Magnus, the guide, is very knowledgeable, polite and interesting.. Magnus really helps understanding the facts from the 'fake news'. I recommend the visit!
star-5
Great Host and Experiance
Kevin_r, Sep 2021
Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London
What a fantastic way to spend an evening. London at the time was brought to life and the walksround some of the old town was really interesting.
star-5
The game was on foot!
Sue_S, Sep 2021
Sherlock Holmes Old London - Very Small Group Walking Tour
We had a VERY small group as it was just the two of us and Richard. He was extremely knowledgeable - not just about Sherlock Holmes and the time flew by as we walked about London. I cannot recommend strongly enough; it was fantastic!
star-5
SHERLOCKED
pfoliver14, Sep 2018
Sherlock Holmes Private Guided Tour - BBC Series & Traditional Locations
I’m a teen who loves Sherlock Holmes especially the hit B.B.C. show. The guide (I think his name was Richard) was extremely friendly and knew things that even I (a pretty big fan) didn’t know! The Tour was exactly as described, was about three and a half hours and ended at the Sherlock Holmes Museum!
star-5
Fun evening with sunset bus tour
Shermann_S, Sep 2021
Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London
Frank was an AWESOME Jack the Ripper tour guide. His knowledge was excellent, his story telling ability is awesome, and he was just overall welcoming and kind! The tour was beautiful in the evening during sunset into the night. We hit all the jack the ripper locations with great stories and ended with a drink at the Sherlock Holmes pub
star-5
Higher than expected
Ines201910, Oct 2019
Private Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour in London
A very interesting walking tour, specially for Sherlock's fans and for all who loves walking through London. Special thanks to Kevin, a very friendly guide.
star-5
great tour
Seaside28771368083, Jun 2019
Sherlock Holmes Museum & Westminster Walking Tour
had this tour last week my wife and I. I would recommend it to my family and friends. our tour guide Geoff was fantastic. informative and funny. he knew all the spots. Thank you Geoff
star-4
Very enjoyable
Carl_W, Aug 2021
Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London
It was an enjoyable and very informative trip. The guide was very personable and made the experience enjoyable.
star-5
Fantastic day out
Jordannna_M, Jun 2021
Sherlock Holmes Old London - Very Small Group Walking Tour
Richard was a great tour guide took us to a lot of different spots referencing Sherlock Holmes, but he would also give us information relating to history such as the Tudor times. We experienced a private tour with him so we had time to go to extra locations such as where they filmed Sherlock for the BBC show it was really cool. Richard knew a lot and gave us so much info that we didn’t know definitely recommend.
star-5
Lovely Experience
Sightseer31379209105, Jan 2019
Private Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour in London
Stephen is a really lovely guy with incredible knowledge about London and its hidden places.I highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Excellent ripper tour.
Kevin-heidi, Aug 2021
Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London
The guide was excellent, he had a brilliant knowledge of London history and was a natural presenter.i will be doing this again for sure.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Sherlock Holmes Museum is a must-see for mystery and TV fans.

  • While some ground-floor rooms and the gift shop are wheelchair-accessible, most of the museum is not.

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How to Get There

The Sherlock Holmes Museum is located at 221b Baker Street—which is actually found between 237 and 241 Baker Street—in North London. It’s within walking distance of attractions such as Madame Tussauds and Regent’s Park, and the closest tube station is Baker Street on the Bakerloo, Circle, Jubilee, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines.

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When to Get There

Open daily year-round, the museum can get busy, especially during the peak summer months. The quietest time to visit is weekday mornings.

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A Tour of the Sherlock Holmes House

Visitors are welcomed to the house by esteemed landlady Mrs. Hudson before embarking on a journey into the world of detective Sherlock Holmes. You’ll see Holmes’ characteristic Victorian-style study on the first floor overlooking Baker Street, as well as Watson’s bedroom on the second floor. The “lumber room” is full of lodgers’ suitcases, and Holmes’ attic bedroom appears in typical disarray. Look out for Holmes’ favorite armchair by the fire, his treasured calabash pipe, his array of wacky disguises, and his collection of secret notebooks and papers scattered around the house.

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