The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection Lancelyn Green Bequest


Study in Scarlet


Dressed up as Sherlock





Sherlock day


Sherlock Holmes - The man who never lived and will never die

London Museum 17 October-12 April 2015

See our first edition copy of the Study in Scarlet at the exciting new exhibition. Explore how Sherlock Holmes has transcended literature onto stage and screen and continues to attract huge audiences to this day. Find out more about the Sherlock Exhibition





Sharing Sherlock Trail

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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