Sherlock Holmes exhibition announced for 2014


Released on: July 02, 2013, 2:51 pm
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Museum of London display in autumn 2014 will ask why the detective has captivated readers and viewers for more than a century.

-- /EPR NETWORK/ -- The Museum of London has announced its major exhibition for 2014 will be a look at the world's great detective, Sherlock Holmes. The exhibition, scheduled for autumn 2014, will delve into the brain of one of the most famous Londoners of all time and analyse the brilliant obsessive mind mapped onto the labyrinth of Victorian London. The Museum of London is located in the centre of London, within easy rich of every major station and airport. Visitors to London looking for accommodation should visit LondonTown.com, which has details of hotels near Gatwick.

Holmes has been described as ‘the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen' and made his first appearance in late-Victorian London, when Britain was the dominant global power and London its imperial capital.  Arthur Conan Doyle's compelling stories about the ‘consulting detective' and his companion and chronicler Dr Watson were perfect for the new modern age. Reimagined for generation after generation ever since, Holmes and Watson continue to stalk London in pursuit of cases – enthralling today's audiences as they did their first readers, most recently in the films starring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law.

The museum will look beyond the familiar deerstalker, pipe and cape in search of the ‘real', complex and multi-faceted Sherlock Holmes, mirroring the way he used his own remarkable observational powers and analytical mind to reveal the truth. The exhibition will also consider the relationship between Holmes and the city that acts almost as a character in the stories and provides a constant source of fascination for the fictional detective himself – for ‘it is a hobby of mine to have an exact knowledge of London', remarks Holmes.  Sherlock Holmes follows The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels at the Museum of London which opens this autumn. For more information about this and other exhibitions at the Museum of London see LondonTown.com.

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