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You don’t know Sherlock Holmes… yet

Discover Sherlock Holmes

A new exhibition at Portsmouth Museum is now open; it explores the connection between the city of Portsmouth and the creation of the Great Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 

Showcasing a range of material from the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, Lancelyn Green Bequest, the new exhibition traces the development of Conan Doyle's career as a writer, from his arrival in Southsea to the writing of the first two Sherlock Holmes novels - A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four. Discover more about this fictional detective and test your detective skills through a range of interactive displays.

Along with 'A Study in Sherlock' exhibition this makes Portsmouth Museum the place for all things Sherlock. 

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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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