Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's connections to Portsmouth are strong - he was living here when he wrote his first novel, The Study in Scarlet, and played an important part in the life of the city.
As part of the Heritage Lottery funded Sharing Sherlock project 10 exhibitions were created around the city with the help of community groups.
The exhibitions are on a wide range of themes, stretching from Arthur Conan Doyle: Sporting Hero to The Lost World, and took place in local community centres.
The Sharing Sherlock Exhibitions
- Arthur and George
- A Study for Sherlock
- Conan Doyle - A Good Sport
- Conan Doyle - The Pompey Lad
- Dinosaurs, Fairies and Conan Doyle
- The Cottingley Fairies
- Gripping Yarns
- The Lost World
- Playing Sherlock
- Stitching a Story
- To Catch a Thief
These exhibitions provide a glimpse into the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection.
In addition to these online exhibitions there is also a permanent exhibition at the Portsmouth Museum, The Study in Sherlock, which can be viewed during the museum's opening hours. The Sherlock Holmes Fandom exhibition at the museum can also be viewed online. Visit the Sherlock Holmes Fandom Exhibition.