In this hands-on exhibition, museum visitors learn how Sherlock Holmes, a scientific expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of clues others missed to solve some of literature’s most mysterious crimes. The fictional detective’s practices and techniques, created in the mind of doctor-turned-author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, changed the way police work was conducted and remains in practice today.
Guests are transported into Victorian London to collect clues and solve a crime using the same interactive methods employed by Holmes more than a century ago. The bilingual exhibition also includes a dazzling array of original manuscripts, publications, period artifacts, film and television props and costumes.
February 15-May 10
2201 N. Field St.