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Dressed up as Sherlock
















Sherlock day














Opportunities Fair 18 October

10am-3pm The Guildhall, Portsmouth

If you're aged between 9 and 13, come and see us at at the Opportunities Fair to find out more about Sherlock and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

  • Dress up as Sherlock
  • Follow the Sherlock Trail

Find out more about the Opportunities Fair


Portsmouth Shopping Festival 2014

Sharing Sherlock @ the Portsmouth Shopping Festival

12th - 28th September 2014

Please come and enjoy the largest exhibition we have attempted - it will take in 10 locations and 10 community groups and schools all across Portsmouth's main shopping areas, with large images of the gems of the Collection on display in each of the venues. 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. Visitors will be able to win some great prizes throughout the event if they complete the trail!



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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