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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

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Arthur Conan Doyle Day at the Fratton Community Centre

Fratton Community Centre groups have curated their own exhibition as part of the Sharing Sherlock project  - there will be fairies, Sherlock objects from the Conan Doyle Collection, previously unseen photographs of Conan Doyle and a selection of Sherlock book covers designed by local artists. Come along for free to:

  • Learn more about Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson
  • Come and see some of the Conan Doyle Collection
  • See the fairies made by the Bunny Warren pre school

And much more.

All welcome. Come and also enjoy a cream tea at Rita's Tea Room.

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