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Sherlock Holmes Museum

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Meiringen
Switzerland
The Museum was opened on 4th May 1991 on the 100th anniversary of the death of Sherlock Holmes under the auspices and in the presence of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London and Dame Jean Conan Doyle, daughter of the author of the Sherlock Holmes detective stories, in the English church in Meiringen.
The Museum was designed by the englisch architect couple John and Silvia Reid.
In the Museum you can see carefully collected authentic Exhibition pieces of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and the Victorian era.
An it has the unique Feature of a faithful rconstruction of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson's living room in Baker Street 221B, London. It ist carefully and authentically reconstructed according to clues that are to be found in the stories.
Introduction
Welcome to the Sherlock Holmes Museum. This building was originally the English Church in Meiringen, consecrated in 1891 for the use of the many English visitors. In 1991 it took on a new role, and the lower Floor of the building became the Sherlock Holmes Museum, under the patronage of The Sherlock Holmes Society of London, and the late Dame Jean Conan Doyle, daughter of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sir Arthur, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, the world‘s first Consulting detective, was a frequent visitor to Switzerland, and in 1893 he visited Meiringen and the Reichenbach Falls. He had grown tired of writing Sherlock Holmes stories, and in the story entitled „The Final Problem „ published in December 1893, Sir Arthur attempted to put an end to his detective. In the story, Holmes together with his friend and biographer, Dr Watson, left London to escape his arch enemy, Professor James Moriarty, the Napoleon of Crime. Holmes and Watson went by train to Switzerland, and then from Geneva along the Rhone Valley to Leukerbad, continuing on foot over the Gemmi Pass to Kandersteg and via Interlaken to Meiringen. Here they spent the night of the 3rd May 1891 at the Hotel Englischer Hof (now the Park Hotel du Sauvage). On the following day, 4* May 1891, Moriarty caught up with Holmes as he visited the Reichenbach Falls, and after a desperate struggle it was thought that they had both fallen to their deaths. But in due course, Conan Doyle was persuaded by public demand to bring back Sherlock Holmes, and in the story „The Empty House“ published in 1903, we learn that during their struggle, Moriarty alone had fallen into the Falls, and that Sherlock Holmes had, after all, escaped and would carry on his detective work. Meiringen is now a place of pilgrimage for Holmes enthusiasts of all ages from all over the world. As well as the Museum, you can visit the nearby statue of Sherlock Holmes, and visit the Reichenbach Falls themselves to see the site where the struggle took place.
Sherlock Holmes Museum in der Englischen Kirche Meiringen
Sherlock Holmes - Wohnzimmer Baker Street 221 B
Tatort - Reichenbach-Fall
Suitable for families
Opening hours
From
until
Monday - Friday: Closed
Saturday - Sunday: 13:30-17:30
From
until
Monday - Sunday: 13:30-18:00
Address
Sherlock Holmes Museum
Bahnhofstrasse 26
3860
Meiringen
Switzerland
+41 33 972 60 08

46.72693, 8.187302