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Visiting the Sherlock Holmes Museum at 221b Baker Street, London

– A Travel Journal by Ishaan Shenoy

We recently travelled to England and Scotland in the United Kingdom. During this trip, we went to London for a week, and did a lot of sightseeing. We saw the Buckingham Palace, Hyde’s Park, London Bridge, and many other tourist places. In London, we also visited the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, the London Eye, Disney’s Shrek Adventure, the London Dungeon, Sea Life, and of course Legoland. 

Listen to the travel report directly from Ishaan Shenoy

Today, I am going to write about our visit to the Sherlock Holmes Museum. It is located at 221b Baker Street and is made to look like the official house of Sherlock Holmes. It even has a shop which sells souvenirs, posters, games, action figures, books, etc., all related to Sherlock Holmes.

Inesh, Ishaan, and Iresh (The #iThree) keep vigil along with the policeman outside 221b Baker Street, London

We went on a tour of the house inside which Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson lived. It is a four story building.  In the first floor is Sherlock’s room. It was amazing. There was the armchair he sat on, his violin, and even the skull he kept near the fireplace. His pipe and cap were also there, along with a lot of things that appear in the Sherlock Holmes stories. 

In the second floor was Dr Watson’s room. Inside there were two pages of a book, that Watson wrote. There were also mannequins doing different scenes from Sherlock’s adventures. Looking around these two rooms, it feels like Sherlock Holmes was real and really lived in this house. But we know that he was only a character – and the best consulting detective – created by Arthur Conan Doyle.

I don’t remember the third floor very well, but I do remember the fourth floor which was the attic. The attic had a small toilet and bath, and also a few suitcases and boxes used by Sherlock. We were greeted into Sherlock’s house by Mrs Hudson, who is his housekeeper. Also, there was Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard, who showed and explained some of the things in the room.

My brothers also visited the Sherlock Holmes Museum with me, and this is what Inesh has to say about the experience:  

There was a person standing outside the main door of 221b, dressed as a policeman from the Sherlock Holmes times. Inside the house, I really liked the Sherlock Holmes statue and the way they had used many mannequins to show different scenes from the Sherlock Holmes books. 

They even had this large book and a feather pen (quill) on Dr Watson’s desk to show how he would be writing. The best part was that the wall in Sherlock’s room had bullet holes, showing how he had fired his pistol at the wall to try it out. Exactly like in the books and his movies!

Inesh and Ishaan (the iTwins) strike a pose alongside the bust of Sherlock

My favourite part was when I got to see Sherlock and Watson’s rooms. It all felt very real and looked like Sherlock and Watson really lived in this house. It has made me like Sherlock even more and I have now started reading all the Sherlock Holmes books!

Ishaan is inspecting a corpse alongside Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson

If you are a Sherlock Holmes fan, you will love this Museum. If you are not a fan, visiting the Sherlock Holmes Museum will really make you a fan. Thank you for reading this review. See you soon! 

Bio: Ishaan Shenoy is a ten-year old, and the twin brother of Inesh. Along with their seven-year-old brother Iresh Shenoy, they make the #iThree. They share their real-life experiences of books, movies, and travels at i3andco.com

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Ishaan is one of the iThree and loves anything Marvel. He is our resident expert on superheroes, and loves watching movies and binging on tv shows. To know more about Ishaan and the iThree, visit i3andco.com

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