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A Study in Sherlock: Uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection

Explore the world of Sherlock Holmes

This exhibition showcases the largest collection pertaining to Doyle and his creation Sherlock Holmes in the world (the Richard Lancelyn Green bequest).  The gallery explores Doyle’s early life as a doctor in Portsmouth, his sporting activity and later interest in spiritualism as well as Sherlock Holmes as depicted in film, theatre, advertising and elsewhere.  It includes a Sherlock Holmes mystery and a narration by Stephen Fry, patron of the collection.

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Portsmouth Museum

In the ‘Story of Portsmouth’ you can discover how life at home has changed over the centuries, with reconstructions of a 17th century bedchamber, an 1871 dockyard worker’s kitchen, a Victorian parlour, a 1930s kitchen and a 1950s living room.

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