Conan Doyle Collection

Arthur Conan Doyle


  1. Conan Doyle's family
    Arthur Conan Doyle was the eldest of son of noe siblings, seven of whom survived into adulthood. He had five children from his two marriages.
  2. Spiritualism, photo with a ghost woman's face in the background
    Apart from Sherlock Holmes perhaps the most significant aspect of Conan Doyle’s later life was his conversion to the cause of spiritualism.
  3. Fight for justice, Conan Doyle with judge
    Throughout his career Conan Doyle made much of his commitment to truth over untruth, justice over injustice. This was much in evidence in his campaigning work on behalf of victims of miscarriages of justice, such as George Edalji and Oscar Slater.
  4. Books
    The Collection contains all of Conan Doyle’s works, including first and early editions in many languages, derivative fiction, bound volumes and single issues of journals.
  5. Sherlock Holmes, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, perhaps the most famous detective of them all
  6. You Don't Know Sherlock Holmes Yet
    A wide ranging exhibition featuring items and documents from the Collection. This exhibition covers Conan Doyle's life and works, including his arrival in Portsmouth, his books, his fights for justice and the phenomena that is Sherlock Holmes.