THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

The streets of London – dark, shadowy, and mysterious – set the stage for Sherlock Holmes: The Exhibition. This science-driven, experiential and environmental exhibition invites visitors to follow in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, the legendary creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Visitors join the master detective on his pursuit to crack the most intricate mysteries and crimes using powers of deduction and “cutting-edge” 19th-century crime-solving techniques. Only the truly skilled will surpass the infallible Holmes (with the help of 120 years of scientific progress) and all are welcome to participate in live experiments.

With original artifacts and expert commentary, the experience presents an in-depth look at the literary character through the eyes of pop culture and at its creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A physician by trade and a curious investigator himself, Doyle championed a scientific approach to criminal investigation at a time when such forensic techniques were only slowly being incorporated into everyday police work. With astute observation, careful analysis and wit, he fashioned the sinister crimes that gripped Victorian London into riveting tales of mystery, their complexity only surmounted by the masterful solutions developed by Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr. John H. Watson.

Just as Doyle, the unconventional, forward-looking Holmes championed what was a nascent science at his time. As is the case with modern forensics, Holmes’ investigative approach was highly interdisciplinary, and so is the science represented in this exhibition. Real scientists and specialists introduce a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines engaging us as we train to become a master sleuth.

EXHIBITION DETAILS

Exhibition Includes:
• Educational materials meeting STEM initiatives
• Over 200 original artifacts
• Over 25+ hands-on interactives
• Authentic 19th century environments
• Marketing & PR kits
• 221B Baker Street sitting room photo op

Exhibition Size:
8,000–10,000 square feet | 800–1,000 square meters,
minimum ceiling height of 12 feet | 4 meters

Logistics:
Shipping domestic: 9 trucks
Shipping international: 12 containers & airfreight for artifacts
Installation: approximately 15 working days
Deinstallation: approximately 12 working days

Organized with Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates in collaboration with the Conan Doyle Estate Limited, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

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