The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes
Elementary? Maybe for Sherlock Holmes, but how will you fare when you try to solve a captivating, original murder mystery in the tradition of the master detective? Come inside and find out!
More than a century ago, in 1886, a struggling young doctor named Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a story about a brilliant and enigmatic detective. The 26-year-old author would probably have been amazed to know that Sherlock Holmes would become one of the most inspiring and influential characters of all time.
The legendary sleuth of Baker Street, a chemistry and forensics expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of evidence that others missed to solve the most baffling mysteries imaginable. His practices and techniques changed the way police work was conducted in the real world, lighting the way to the modern forensics of today.
The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes brings this world to life as never before as you step into Conan Doyle’s Victorian London and work side-by-side with his legendary detective. You will become Holmes’ eyes and ears as he tackles a baffling new case in a world steeped in innovation and experimentation. Along the way you’ll see a dazzling array of original manuscripts, publications, period artifacts, film and television props and costumes. You’ll learn to use investigative tools and techniques from Holmes himself, and test yourself with exciting, interactive crime-solving opportunities.
Hurry along! The game’s afoot!
The Historical Conjurer
Date: Oct. 12, 2013 Time: 11am; 1pm; 3pm Located at: Auditorium
Who is this for: All ages Cost: Free
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle shared a special relationship with one of the magic world's most famous performers, Harry Houdini. Many historians believe that this connection may have influenced Conan Doyle's writings about Sherlock Holmes.
In celebration of the opening of The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, join the Historical Conjurer, Professor DR Schreiber, as he explores the history behind the Conan Doyle and Houdini friendship and its falling out, and presents some of the scientific techniques employed by 19th century conjurers to deceive and entertain their audiences.
The Historical Conjurer will present three hands-on, magical performances at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm in the auditorium.
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