the sherlock holmes museum

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the sherlock holmes museum
221b baker st
london, united kingdom

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Even though it's technically located between 237 and 241, the official address of the Sherlock Holmes Museum in London is 221B Baker Street, the address where Sherlock and Watson lived in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories.

For many years, the Abbey National building on Baker Street received mail delivered to 221B (from fans or else crazies hoping to correspond with the fictional Sherlock himself) until the museum, founded in 1990, decided that somehow they could claim the 221B address. The dispute lasted until Abbey National vacated their building in 2005.

The museum features Holmes memorabilia and is modeled after the description of the residence in the stories.

photo: Douglas Neiner