Arthur Conan Doyle, Exhibition stand

Stitching a Story


  1. Online exhibitions featuring items from The Conan Doyle Collection and celebrating Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's connection with Portsmouth.
  2. Arthur and George, George's suit
    You are here: Exhibitions > Arthur and George 123 Arthur and George A joint exhibition from The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, at Portsmouth City Council, and the ITV production which starred Martin Clunes as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle which first aired in March 2015.
  3. A Study for sherlock, A photo of Sherlock Holmes' study at 221B Baker Street
    As part of the Sharing Sherlock project Portsmouth MIND group designed, built and painted their own personal version of this most famous of imaginary places, the study of Sherlock Holmes and his fellow detective
  4. Conan Doyle - A Good Sport, Conan Doyle playing golf
    Not only did sport feature in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fiction, he was also an active sportsman himself.
  5. Conan Doyle - The Pompey Lad, Arthur Conan Doyle's house and surgery, Elm Grove, Southsea
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote his first two Sherlock Holmes stories while living in Portsmouth where he had arrived in 1882 to set up a doctor’s practice at 1 Bush Villas, Elm Grove, Southsea
  6. Conan Doyle on Holiday, Conan Doyle watching a snake charmer at a snake park in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    Due to his success as a writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had the opportunity to travel widely and often took his family. From Canada and America, to Australia, Ceylon and Egypt,
  7. Dinosaurs, Fairies and Conan Doyle, girl and a fairie
    Best known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle also wrote science fiction and had a surprising belief in fairies at the bottom of the garden.
  8. Gripping Yarns, The Adventures of the Speckled Band a play in 2 acts featuring Sherlock Holmes
    Arthur Conan Doyle wrote about 60 stories starring his most famous creation, the detective Sherlock Holmes.
  9. Lost World, Lost World book cover
    Arthur Conan Doyle’s science fiction novel The Lost World is an exploration of a dangerous and exotic place, where prehistoric creatures still thrive
  10. Playing Sherlock, illustration of the many faces of Sherlock Holmes
    When Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes, he had no idea of how popular his hero was to become. Soon famous as a man of many disguises,
  11. Sherlock Holmes Fandom, statue of a young Jeremy Brett
    Since Sherlock Holmes was introduced to the public in The Study in Scarlet, first published in 1887 thousands of people have taken part in a Sherlock Holmes ‘fan’ culture.
  12. The Cottingley Fairies, Iris and the dancing fairy
    In the summer of 1917, in leafy Cottingley Glen near Shipley in West Yorkshire, Elsie Wright aged 16, and her cousin Frances Griffiths aged 9, claimed to have taken photographs of fairies.
  13. To Catch a Thief, Illustration of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in disguise
    The students of Harbour School’s Key Stage 3 Group created fanciful masks and costumes inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle’s story Charles Augustus Milverton.
  14. You Don't Know Sherlock Holmes Yet
    Learn all about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's celebrated 'consulting detective' Sherlock Holmes, in this free exhibit at Portsmouth Museum.