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The Sherlock Holmes Museum

221b Baker St, Marylebone, London NW1 6XE, UK

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About The Sherlock Holmes Museum

Situated in Baker Street, bearing the number 221B, this private museum is dedicated to the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. The Georgian town house which the museum occupies was built in 1815 and was formerly used as a boarding house from 1860 to 1936. It covers the period of 1881 to 1904 when the stories describe Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson residing there as tenants of Mrs Hudson.



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Hyde Park1.9km from The Sherlock Holmes Museum

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