Sherlock Holmes arrives Down Under
The smart-talking, quick-witted Sherlock Holmes... forever saving Scotland Yard from embarrassment while using astute powers of observation, and science, to save the day.
Together with his sidekick Dr John Watson, Sherlock Holmes' stories have enthralled audiences for years, stirring imagination and inspiring generations of crime-stoppers.
If you've ever fancied yourself a daring detective or super sleuth, it's time to put yourself to the test, as The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes comes to Sydney.
Presented by the Museum of Applies Arts and Sciences (MAAS), this adventure into forensic crime conundrums is under officially underway at the Powerhouse Museum.
In its first tour outside North America, the exhibition transports visitors back to Sherlock Holmes' Victorian London to help solve a mystery, while conducting their own experiments.
Punters will have the chance to glimpse into the genius of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the brilliant mind behind the brilliant mind. The exhibition will also feature the world's most accurate recreation of 221B Baker Street, the infamous home of Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick Watson.
"This exhibition proves Sherlock Holmes has been one of history's most enduring characters for good reason. This is the first opportunity for Australian visitors to immerse themselves into the world of forensic science, step into Sherlock's shoes to solve a crime and enjoy an up close look at the many iterations of Sherlock in popular culture over decades of interpretations," said MAAS Director Dolla Merrillees.
"Sherlock Holmes is the most influential character in fiction, encouraging entire generations to demand truth through the use of science. These influences have brought many young inquisitive minds into the field of forensic science and many more into all sciences, searching for clarity in our often foggy world," said exhibition creator Geoffrey M. Curley.
Sydney's largest interactive mystery will feature five galleries:
Dr. Conan Doyle's Study: Discover the world of Dr. Conan Doyle, an educated physician, a curious investigator and an award-winning author. On display will be original manuscripts, letters, and illustrations to give fans perspective on the experience that influenced the creation of Sherlock Holmes.
Science and History: This gallery gives you the chance to undertake experiments by exploring the developments in science and technology in the 1890s.
Sherlock Holmes in Baker Street: Visit Sherlock Holmes' and Dr. Watson's sitting room at 221B Baker Street, where their investigations began and concluded. Easily one of the more famous sitting rooms in fictional history, it's been a popular imagination around the glove ever since the first Sherlock Holmes tale, A Study in Scarlett, in 1887.
Become a Detective: Exchange the museum map for a book full of clues while attempting to crack a remarkable crime. Using your own powers of observation, uncover a new Sherlock Holmes mystery written exclusively for this exhibition by Daniel Stashower, the acclaimed writer and award-winning Conan Doyle biographer.
Cultures of Sherlock: The exhibition's final gallery will be a collectors heaven, housing an extensive array of all things 'Sherlockian', ranging from vintage Sherlock Holmes-themed char games, comics, radio scripts, and movie and television how props and costumes.
The exhibition runs from 1 June until 29 October, giving fans all the chance to come and experience the crime-solving magic of Holmes' world.
There are also two special events for the enthusiasts, with a True Crime panel talk on 6 July featuring an expert panel which will discuss true crime and their unique first hand experiences.
If you fancy yourself a Holmes know-it-all, you can test your brain power with the Sherlock Trivia Night on 7 September, where you can unleash your inner detective and see how you fare trying to solve a captivating, original murder mystery.
Vist the Sherlock Homes exhibition Website HERE