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Sherlock Holmes: The Exhibition

October 20, 2022 - April 2, 2023

$4 – $17

Be transported into Sherlock Holmes’ London to solve a crime in a world just receiving its introduction to his ground-breaking methods. Then, return to the present day – and find yourself in a showcase of Sherlock Holmes in all his manifestations from books and movies to today’s contemporary forensic science.

Learn how Sherlock Holmes, a fictitious scientific expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of clues others missed to solve some of his era’s most puzzling mysteries – not unlike the work of a historian. His practices and techniques, created in the mind of doctor-turned-author Conan Doyle, encouraged a change in the way police work was conducted, and remain in practice today. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension contributed to the making of this renowned exhibition alongside St. Paul-based Exhibits Design Group, LLC.

Sherlock Holmes: The Exhibition Holmes features original manuscripts and period artifacts, investigative tools influenced and used by Sherlock Holmes, and interactive crime-solving opportunities. Some of these artifacts are on loan from the University of Minnesota which is home to the largest collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle items in the world.


Minnesota Historical Society


Minnesota History Center
345 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul,55102United States
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