Sherlock Holmes Museum

Fans of the famous Sherlock Holmes Mysteries will be captivated and intrigued by this popular and quaint museum

Study replicated inside the Sherlock Holmes Museum
Study replicated inside the Sherlock Holmes Museum

The Sherlock Holmes Museum is a fascinating private museum located in an old boarding house on 221b Baker Street and dedicated to the extremely popular fictional detective of Sherlock Holmes and his friend Doctor John H. Watson. The museum recreates the fictional home of Sherlock Holmes as it is described in the popular series of stories.

In addition to recreating the fictional Victorian era 221b Baker Street residence of Sherlock Holmes, the museum contains rooms exhibiting wax models arranged to illustrate scenes from the stories. There is a good selection of antiques and gifts available for purchase from the Museum's souvenir shop.

The Sherlock Holmes Museum is open daily from 9:30 am to 6 pm except on Christmas. As this is a private museum there is a small admission charge.

Sherlock Holmes Museum is located within a short walk of the Wallace Collection so you may want to consider visiting it also while in the area.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Sherlock Holmes Museum Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Address: 221b Baker St, London NW1 6XE, UK

Phone: 020 7224 3688

Official Website: Sherlock Holmes Museum

Sherlock Holmes Museum Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Must visit for fans of the Great Sherlock Holmes. Well maintained and organized. The third floor is under renovation and so it is closed. Hence, it might seem a short tour. They have collated a lot of fantastic memorabilia from different parts to make it authentic. Walk in tickets are also available.
Jude Alexander - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Great place, very well decorated, nice staff. Very impressive, you get the illusion that Sherlock Holmes really existed and once lived here. It's definitely worth taking the time to visit the gift shop and have a good look around. You can buy great memorabilia that you won't find anywhere else.
Kristóf .Márványos - 2 weeks ago

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4 Star Rating Nice house,dated from the same era as the writer and his famous characters(Sherlock and Watson).Everything is well preserved and plenty of souvenirs at the next door shop. Enjoyed the visit and the staff was very helpful and offered information to the visitors.
Mihaela Gabriela - in the last week

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3 Star Rating An average visit takes 30-45 minutes; however you may spend longer hours in queue so be considering. If you don't have many time in London, I suggest to skip this so-touristy-place. After a short introduction the you will be self-guided over 3 floors and some small rooms full of people and items with no proper explanation. Personally I think my experience with Sherlock Holmes Museum on my last day was quite disappointed after spending 2 weeks in London and visiting so many amazing places
Tran Hang - 2 weeks ago

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4 Star Rating I visited the museum dedicated to the literary detective Sherlock Holmes, despite mixed reviews online, I personally found it to be a delightful, if irreverent, homage. I think it depends who you visit with, I went with another person who enjoys quirky museums so we had a great time. Housed in a Grade 2 listed Georgian townhouse from 1815, it features a blue plaque marking "221b Sherlock Holmes consulting detective 1881-1904." Inside, a Victorian-dressed tour guide leads visitors through meticulously detailed rooms starting from Sherlock's chaotic study, filled with objects like his violin and medical case, each evoking the spirit of the stories. Sherlock's bedroom displays pictures of serial killers and the iconic, though not Doyle-penned, deerstalker hat. The tour becomes self-guided from Watson's quarters upwards, ending with a peculiar collection of wax figures, including Professor Moriarty. The attic offers a glimpse into Victorian daily life. The first-floor rooms are well-executed, though additional guided tours for the upper floors would enhance the experience. Overall, it's a quirky museum worth visiting for those who enjoy unique attractions. Priced at £16, the visit is reasonably priced for today's standards, particularly appealing to mystery aficionados and fans of the books. The museum's gift shop is notable for its extensive Sherlock Holmes memorabilia. Buy timed tickets in advance so you don't have to wait in the long queue. Make sure you get into the right queue. The stairs are a little steep and there are no toilets. If you get off at Baker Street underground look out for the Sherlock tiles in the station. Look out for the Sherlock statue in front of the station.
Tanya Lake - 3 months ago

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Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Bakerloo, Circle, Jubilee, Hammersmith and City, and Metropolitan LinesBaker Street 2 Minutes

How to get to Sherlock Holmes Museum by Tube

From Baker Street Tube Station exit onto Baker Street and walk to your right (north) for about 1 block. The museum is on the left side of the street.

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