Sherlock Fandom Exhibition

Based on the history of Sherlock Holmes fandom and covering the period from 1887 to the present

The objects, selected by PHD student Katharine Brombley, from our Collection, Richard Lancelyn  and features a number of Sherlock Holmes artefacts including a very rare set of Sherlock Holmes postcards from 1903.

Author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created his famous detective while working in the city of Portsmouth, and 12 years ago world-renowned scholar Richard Lancelyn Green bequeathed a unique collection of 59,000 artefacts to the council. Katharine has been working on the collection as part of her PhD research, funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council scheme to promote collaboration between universities and other organisations, such as the council's museums service. As part of her collaborative project with Portsmouth City Council, Katharine has organised and assisted in a number of public events, including exhibitions and a family ‘crime scene investigation’ event, which also involved the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth.

Come and see the exhibition at the Portsmouth Museum (free entry, open 10am–5.30pm, Tuesday to Sunday and on bank holiday Mondays) to get an insight into the history of Sherlock Holmes.

You can also view the exhibition online.


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