Friday, November 29, 2013

I`m a visitor in a real house of a fictional character - Sherlock Holmes...

Hi! Today we are going to visit one of the interesting museums in London! It is Sherlock Holmes Museum. Amazing, isn't it? 

Lets begin!

This museum is situated in the center of London, approximately 150-180 meters from Baker Street Station.  Therefore, the address for here is 221 Baker Str. 

In front of the building, there is always queue. The density of population in this queue depends on time, seasons and other reasons. 

Next to the main entrance of museum, you are able to see a door to the museum shop. There are a lot of souvenirs related to a well-known detective.
Right here, the tickets for museum are also sold. Unlike to other famous museums in London, it is not free of charge and the ticket costs £6.

Right here, the tickets for museum are also sold. Unlike to other famous museums in London, it is not free of charge and the ticket costs £6.

This is a ticket.

So after buying ticket, you take a place in the queue. The museum is four-storeyed brick-red building with white windows.  
And here we are! We entered the building.  As in English houses this floor is not considered as 1st one, it is a ground floor. Even in the entrance, you can feel the spirit of old house and warmth here. The museum has been designed very well, as it feels like you are really in the house with detective and right now he will sit near of you with a cup of coffee in his hand.
All right… In the both sides of entrance, you can see old mirror and frames with photos. The corridor is quite narrow and at the end of it, there are 17 squeaking wooden stairs which assist to go up.

Now, we are in the first floor. There are two rooms here. In the on side, there is a small bedroom of Sherlock Holmes.  Here, you can see a bed and personal belongings of the detective on it. Instead of it, you can see wardrobe, mirror and a lot of photos on the wall.

The other room in this floor is called a seating room with two windows in which Holmes and Watson spent their free time.  There are sofas, fire-place, a table with dinner-set and other objects. In this part, you can sit on the sofa and feel yourself like a detective with his smocking pipe and hat. 

In other floor, there is a bedroom of Watson. This room is simpler.

In the same floor, you can see the room of Mrs.Hudson.  It is a small light room with different objects from famous cases.

And finally in the last floor, there are wax figures. 
This is Mr. Jabez Wilson from the case "The Red-Headed League". 
An innocent man is unwittingly deceived into helping a robbery.

Dr.Roylott from The Adventure of the Speckled Band. 

The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton...

 The disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax. Here we can see Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson as well.

A dog from the case "The Hound of Baskervilles"

Finally, the roof... Here is toilet and some old things.

And here my story is finished! :) See you in other my posts!

P.S. Me or Dr.Watson? 

P.S.S. All photos are mine.

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