The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes launches in Australia

You can put your detective skills to the test by visiting The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes launched at the Powerhouse Museum on Thursday 1 June 2017.

The author of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has made Sherlock Holmes one of history’s most enduring characters. His work of fiction has influenced the world to seek truth through forensic science.

The setting of the exhibition is Sherlock Holmes’ Victorian London. Visitors are given a notebook to help solve the mystery of 221B Baker Street by conducting their own experiments. The exhibition is divided into three rooms. The first room focuses on the author and features over 350 objects, including original manuscripts and first editions, The second room is one of the world’s most accurate recreations of 221B Baker Street, the home of Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick Watson. The third room is the most comprehensive display of Sherlock pop culture items since his creation 127 years ago.

There are a range of programs during the exhibition including a MAASive Lates night, a True Crime Panel Talk and Sherlock Trivia Night.

The exhibition is also aimed at children. There is an entire case for junior detectives to solve, documenting their crime solving skills in a detective file, as they work through the exhibition.

This is the first time this exhibition has toured outside North America and It will be at the Powerhouse Museum until 29 October 2017. The exhibition is brought to the Powerhouse Museum through a unique arts partnership between Exhibits Development Group (EDG); Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates; Conan Doyle Estate Ltd.; and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This is the first time a Conan Doyle family member has been involved in a Sherlock Holmes exhibition.

On view: The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes
1 June – 29 October, 2017
Address: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo
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General admission for adults is $27
Concession $25,
Children $16
Family Pass $65.
Discounts available for pre-purchased tickets and groups