Sherlock Holmes: The Exhibition

Sherlock Holmes: The Exhibition

The game is afoot, but all is not what it seems! Step into Victorian London and test your powers of observation as you work alongside the world’s most iconic detective.

October 20, 2022 – April 2, 2023

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About the exhibit

Be transported into Sherlock Holmes’ London to solve a possible murder in a world filled with innovation and experimentation. Sherlock Holmes: The Exhibition will delight visitors of all ages with interactive crime-solving opportunities, original manuscripts, period artifacts, and investigative tools influenced and used by Sherlock Holmes. This exhibit showcases areas of forensic science that enabled Sherlock Holmes to solve crimes, and brings to life the historic underpinnings of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s rich and vibrant stories.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension contributed to the making of this renowned exhibition alongside St. Paul-based Exhibits Development Group, LLC.

Did you know?

The University of Minnesota is home to the largest collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle items in the world! Come see some of these objects at Sherlock Holmes: The Exhibition.

Enter the Minnesota Mystery Flash Fiction Contest!

Tap into your inner Arthur Conan Doyle and submit a short historical mystery in the Minnesota Mystery Flash Fiction Contest!

Inspired by Sherlock Holmes: The Exhibition, now on view at the Minnesota History Center, this contest gives you the chance to share your take on a Minnesota historical mystery and become a featured author.

Our selected winner with have their original story featured in an upcoming issue of Minnesota History magazine. The game is afoot!

Upcoming events

Live Radio Play! "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Heiress"
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sat., Feb 4, 2023, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Subject is Murder: Crimes from the Gaslight Era
Thu., Feb 9, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sherlock/Mystery Trivia Night with Trivia Mafia
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Thu., Mar 16, 2023, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Historian as Detective: The Case of Eliza Winston
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sat., Mar 25, 2023, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
History's Mysteries Workshop
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sat., Apr 1, 2023, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Funding for Sherlock: The Exhibition at the Minnesota History Center is provided in part by the State of Minnesota's Legacy Amendment.

Sherlock Holmes: The Exhibition was developed by Exhibits Development Group and Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates in collaboration with the Conan Doyle Estate Limited, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

EDG exhibits development group, GMCA Geoffrey Curley and Associates LLC, Arthur Conan Doyle, OMSI and Museum of London.


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