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Sherlock board game


Exhibition case


A Study in Scarlet



Dressed up as Sherlock







Sherlock day

Detective board game

We have teamed up again with Strong Voices - Artswork, to inspire young people from the Young Carers Centre to devise their very own Portsmouth based detective Board Game. Produced with the help of Splodge Designs illustrators thegame is available to hire by schools and community groups.




Arthur and George Exhibition at Southsea Library

The costumes may have gone back but there is still an exhibition of Conan Doyle memorabilia relating to the George Edalji case.

More about the Arthur & George exhibition

Sharing Sherlock online exhibitions

As part of the Heritage Lottery funded Sharing Sherlock project 10 exhibitions were created around the city with the help of community groups.

The exhibitions are on a wide range of themes, stretching from Arthur Conan Doyle: Sporting Hero to The Lost World, and took place in local community centres.

These exhibitions provide a glimpse into the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection.

View the online exhibitions



Sharing Sherlock Trail

10 locations and 10 community groups and schools all across Portsmouth's main shopping areas. Sharing Sherlock' volunteers have been devising the 'thread' which will link up all these locations: a trail which will travel from the Cascades Shopping Centre in Commercial Road to Southsea Library in Palmerston Road. Now available as a Mobile app for Android

Sherlock's First Adventure


Celebrate Sherlock

It is 132 years since Arthur Conan Doyle arrived in Portsmouth. It was in the city he wrote his first Sherlock Holmes detective novel, A Study in Scarlet and a star was born.

We have created activity sheets for children to have fun with as they learn about this popular detective.

Download and print off the activity sheets for junior school children

Find out more about Celebrating Sherlock

See details of previous Arthur Conan Doyle activities and news



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