New Sherlock Holmes exhibition at the Museum of London
A Sidney Paget portrait of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle makes its public debut at the Museum of London, alongside rare manuscripts and the costume worn by Benedict Cumberbatch in his recent TV role. Other highlights include: original pages from Edgar Allan Poe’s manuscript of The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841), also never before seen in the UK; the original manuscript of The Adventure of the Empty House (1903); and the iconic Belstaff coat and the Derek Rose camel dressing gown worn in the Sherlock BBC television series.
The largest of its kind for over 60 years, the exhibition draws on the museum’s fabulous Victorian and Edwardian collections and brings together Sherlock Holmes material from around the world, including several key loans. Visitors can re-trace the literary beginnings of Sherlock Holmes, from original manuscripts to the first copies of The Strand magazine in 1891, examining how the consulting detective evolved from Conan Doyle’s early concepts.
The exhibition will explain where the ideas originated along with their real-world precedence.
The event runs until Sunday 12th April 2015 and is sponsored by Shepherd and Wedderburn, with technology partner, NEC.
Adult tickets are £12 (£10.90 without donation), concessions (ages 12-15, students, over 60, unwaged and registered disabled) £10 (£9 without donation) and flexible family tickets for 3-6 people are £9.50 per person. FREE, fast-track entry is for Friends of the Museum.
For more details: www.museumoflondon.org.uk