The Sherlock Holmes Museum
The Sherlock Holmes Museum is located at 221b Baker Street London – the world’s most famous address.
The Sherlock Holmes Museum is located at the world’s most famous address – 221b Baker Street, London England – the official home of Sherlock Holmes.
The museum property is listed by Her Majesty’s government as grade 2 – meaning it is of special architectural and historical interest to the public.
The museum has traded profitably for more than a quarter of a century and attracts visitors from all over the world.
The museum has never advertised, but relies on films and books to promote the address. The first Sherlock Holmes story called A Study in Scarlet was published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887. By 1962 the world-wide sales of the Sherlock Holmes stories was running second only to the Bible, while the stories have been published in every language – even Braille.
The recent Hollywood films and BBC television programs starring Benedict Cumberpatch have been seen by millions of people in various countries and continue to increase interest in the Sherlock Holmes legend.