Sherlock Holmes Museum

Step into the world of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and discover the house where the fictional character lived and solved mysteries.

The Sherlock Holmes Museum is a private house museum dedicated to Arthur Conan Doyle’s literary character Sherlock Holmes. Although other Sherlock Holmes Museums exist in the world - most famous among them is the one in Meiringen, Switzerland - the one in London was the first one to ever open.

The Sherlock Holmes Museum consists of a four-storey Georgian townhouse, built in 1815 and dressed as it would have been in between 1881 and 1904, the period in which the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson would have resided there as tenants of Mrs Hudson.

Sherlock Holmes Museum exhibit
Aside from the furniture and decoration, inside the museum you’ll find dozens of props from the various Sherlock Holmes novels and stories.

The house is not only decorated with historically realistic Victorian furniture and ornaments but it also features exhibits and personal objects that appear in the different novels or their adaptations.

The rooms included are Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson, and Mrs Hudson’s Rooms, the Laboratory, the Sitting Room, the Study, and the Bathroom. As per the novel, the museum is located at number 221B Baker Street, although the address is fictitious, as the museum actually stands at number 239 on the same street.


221b Baker Street, Marylebone, London NW1 6XE.

The Sherlock Holmes Museum is located on Baker Street, in Marylebone. The museum is just one street over from Regent’s Park, in northwestern Central London.

Aside from the park, there aren’t that many attractions in the proximity of the museum, except for Madame Tussauds, which is just a couple of minutes away, and the Wallace Collection, south of both museums.


The Sherlock Holmes Museum has entry tickets available for purchase online or on-site. Keep in mind that the building’s rooms and hallways are quite small, so only 15 visitors are allowed in at the same time. If you want to avoid waiting outside, we suggest you book your ticket in advance on the Sherlock Holmes Museum website .

A full-priced ticket for the Sherlock Holmes Museum is £16.00, but there are concessions available to students, seniors, visitors with disabilities (all £14.00), and young visitors (£11.00). Children aged 5 or less enter for free.

Due to the historical nature of the building, access might be difficult for visitors with mobility issues. If you have any questions or think you might require assistance, you can contact the museum ahead of your visit at [email protected] .

Adults Students, seniors, visitors w/ disabilities Child (6-15) Children (0-5)
£16.00 £14.00 £11.00 free


The Sherlock Holmes Museum is open every day of the week from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm year-round. Visitors are allowed in until half an hour before closing time. The average visit takes between 30 and 45 minutes, but anyone is welcome to pace their own visit however they wish and stay as long as they like.

Due to the small size of the rooms, the Sherlock Holmes Museum only lets 15 visitors in at a time, meaning that you might need to queue on the day if you haven’t booked your ticket in advance.

Season Opening time Last admissions Closing time
Mon-Sun 9:30 am 5:30 pm 6:00 pm


The Sherlock Holmes Museum is located near one of the best-serviced Tube stations in Central London, Baker Street station. Lines Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee, and Metropolitan all stop here.

If you prefer to take the bus, lines 13, 74, 189, and 274 will leave you right in front of the museum. Buses 18, 27, 30, 205, and 453 also stop nearby.

You can find a summary of the public transport options in the table below.

Method Underground Bus
Lines Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee, Metropolitan 13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 189, 205, 274, 453
Stops Baker Street -

If you wanted to, you could take a cab, but remember that London traffic is normally slow and taxi fares are expensive, so we don’t recommend this option.

Nearby sights

Regent’s Park - 250 m (0.1 miles) north, 3-minute walk.

Madame Tussauds - 300 m (0.2 miles) southeast, 4-minute walk.

Wallace Collection - 1 km (0.6 miles) south, 13-minute walk.

Hyde Park - 1.5 km (0.9 miles) south, 20-minute walk.

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