International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

Museums, Science Powerhouse Museum , Ultimo Saturday June 3 2017 - Sunday October 8 2017
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International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes
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Collect the clues, solve the mystery, get the hell out of there

Don your deerstalkers and dive into the fabulously intuitive world of the world’s most famous detective

Sydneysiders will get the chance to see and interact with a recreation of Sherlock Holmes and his dear Watson’s sitting room at 221B Baker Street alongside original Arthur Conan Doyle artefacts in a new exhibition by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (the Powerhouse Museum).

The exhibition will be an interactive journey into the world of the most famous detective in the world, whether you know him from the books, the movies of the TV shows. You’ll be able to try your hand at vintage forensic experiments, including blood splatter analysis and a steampunk-y footprint machine.

Fans of the recent adaptations will be thrilled to know there are a bunch of props, costumes, sets and oddities from Sherlock, Elementary and other screen and stage pop culture gems.

It'll include a recreation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s study – the man behind the legendary character – that features over 350 objects. Visitors will be able to play the role of the detective to help solve a mystery case by exchanging their museum map for a book of clues to solve a crime written exclusively for this exhibition by writer Daniel Stashower, Conan Doyle’s biographer.

By: Claire Finneran


Venue name: Powerhouse Museum
Address: 500 Harris St
Opening hours: Daily 10am-5pm; 9.30am-5pm during school holidays; closed Christmas Day
Price: $16-$27
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