• “Many of the techniques used by the Sherlock Holmes character all those years ago are now real techniques used today by forensic scientists and crime scene personnel”

    Catherine Knutson, Director of Forensic Science Services at MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

  • This exhibit really showcases the forensic science that was available at the time of the stories of Sherlock Holmes, and it shows really the foundation of modern-day forensic science.

    Dana Austin, forensic anthropologist

  • “A gun that spatters blood?  A machine that grinds out footprints?  It’s terrific, hands-on fun -- and a great introduction to the wonders of Sherlock Holmes.”

    Daniel Stashower, author of "Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle"

  • "COSI is excited to be the second host of this one-of-a-kind exhibition building on the compelling deductive reasoning of the favorite character, Sherlock Holmes."

    David Chesebrough, COSI's President and Chief Executive Officer

  • “If you’re a fan of the good detective in any of his incarnations, this is an exhibit worth seeing.”

    Geek Dad

  • “What I hope people pick up is how to observe, and how to not always trust what may seem obvious.”

    Geoffrey M. Curley, Principal of Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates, Exhibition Designer & Creater

  • Our member nights are sold out or are selling out, the Sherlock craze, the Sherlock energy is really clear here in Denver.

    Jennifer Moss Logan - educator and exhibition coordinator, Denver Museum of Nature and Science

  • "The Conan Doyle estate can't remember an undertaking as involved and exciting as this one."

    Jon Lellenberg, The Conan Doyle Estate's U.S. Representative

  • “What’s fun about this exhibit is they are using the nuances, the details and the observations to encourage people to think for themselves ...”

    Richard Doyle - Great Nephew of Richard Conan Doyle

  • "It's a stunning production, with a staggering amount of memorabilia and exquisite relics...The exhibition takes  visitors on a 125-year journey of Holmesiana, from its 1887 beginnings through today's top-rated TV shows……"

    Sonia Fetherston, Sherlockian Scholar, Author & Speaker

  • "The Great Detective is clearly ‘so hot right now’ with the epic sounding International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes"

    BBC News


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!


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Oct 23, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016

Denver, CO

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Upcoming Destinations:

  • TELUS World of Science Endmonton

    Opening 03/25/2016 — Edmonton, AB, Canada

  • Pacific Science Center

    Opening 10/13/2016 — Seattle, WA

  • Powerhouse Museum

    Opening 05/06/2017 — Sydney, Australia




Now Showing At:

DMNS-web-large

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Oct 23, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016

Denver, CO

Buy Tickets

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!




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