Victorian Unit Study: Sherlock Holmes’ Museum

Do you remember when the teens did their Around London in 8 Destinations?  One of their destinations was the Sherlock Holmes Museum.  I promised I would post the photos and up until now had completely forgotten!  As we are currently looking into the late 19th century, when these books were being created, I thought it might be a nice, if belated, trip down memory lane to see some of the photos of 221b Baker’s Street, Sherlock Holmes’ famous living quarters.

Of course, I have now left it too long to actually remember what each of these photos are of, but they are still a great illustration of how fairly well off middle class Victorians actually lived.

Outside with the police man guarding the door 🙂

The Main Living Quarters

Sherlock Holmes’ Bedroom

The next level up contained the ‘museum’ part of the house.  Everything was put there to demonstrate one story or another.  We had both read and watched all the stories and managed to put some faces and scenes to the correct books…the rest was pure guess-work!

The first set of photos show items under a glass covering meant to represent clues.  Can you figure which clues belong to which book?

 

The rest of the rooms were set up as scenes from one of the crimes from the Sherlock Holmes’ novels:

Kind of cool, no?  I do wish I’d made a note of everything though.  My brain doesn’t tend to retain things for a few hours, let alone a few months 😉

3 comments

  1. My husband is a BIG Sherlock Holmes fan. He would have loved this museum. I am gonna show him all your pictures!

  2. How fun! I have been a fan of Sherlock Holmes since I was young. My daughter loves the new Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch and has been trying out reading some of the older Sherlock. She really wants to visit the museum some day. As we live in Michigan, USA we are not sure when this could happen though. Thank you for sharing the pictures. Looks like it was pretty cool.

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