Hello everyone.. welcome to my tumblr! This is my first entry so I want it to be something special and close to me.. since I love Sherlock Holmes stories and I’m a big fan of sir Arthur Conan Doyle and detective n’ mystery novels in general I decided to post my experience in Sherlock Holmes Museum.. I hope you enjoy it :D
Back in April 2009 I went to London in my spring break.. I was really happy cause it was my first visit to this city.. despite the lovely sightseen and the famous spots in London one destination was in my mind! Yeah it’s Baker Street.. the home of Sherlock Holmes that I was longing to visit and explorer it myself.. I was captivated by how Sherlock Holmes described every corner of this street .. it was an amazing experience
About 8:30 am I left the home with my brother and my 2 sisters and went to the underground metro to search for the right train that stop in Baker Street Satiation and we found it without any problem heheh.. it took us about 5 minutes to arrive to Baker Street Satiation.. once the door opened I saw mr. holmes face printed all over the walls of the underground!! I screamed loudly oh my! This is SHERLOCK HOLMES it was a heartthrobing moment!
We went out of the station and finally I was able to see the light and the beautiful fine sky.. but what was more sparkling and shinning is the huge Sherlock Holmes Statue placed next to the subway exit :* .. it was another heartthrobing moment, I actually ran toward it to see it closely and I found a phrase craved on the old marble ” The Great Detective ” oh that’s totally right I kept saying this and screaming ( I totally lost it that day) till my brother pulled me by force to continue walking to Madam Tussauds Museum xD ( the plan was to visit Madam Tussauds first then to stop by Sherlock Holmes Museum later cause none of my siblings are interested in Holmes )
After finishing from MTM ( it was a lot of fun btw :P ) .. we explored the street and took pictures but we couldn’t found the museum!.. after some time passed we discovered that we’re actually lost xD then my sister said ” oops I guess we are lost ” we stopped by a mini market and bought some snacks to cheer us up then we continued our walk hoping that we will find it but things are getting more worsen.. we went a bit far away from the destination and it was already noon and we were worn out because of MTM.. I almost give up on it because of the confusing atmosphere but I begged my siblings for one more chance and they agreed thanks allah xD.. we resumed walking then we passed by a taxi driver and asked him to pick us to the museum directly but he refused saying ” its very close from here just turn right and walk straight and you will be able to find it ” we did so and YES finally I spotted it!! ( it appeared that we didn’t actually lost but we we’re walking on the same area but in different angels XD ) And the distance between the museum and I was only across the street!
I crossed the street with too much happiness filled my heart .. it was an old but decent small shop with 2 doors the first one is the souvenir shop and the other one was the museum where holmes goodies live he he he he :D
I went to the souvenir shop first to buy the tickets and I looked around the store its like I went back to the 19 century! Everything is old and classic the dark brown wooden floor and the off white walls with the old shelves hanged on it.. even the store salesmen were dressed in classic way ( they were so cute ).. I bought some souvenirs ( I’ll post them later ) and I bought the tickets to enter the museum ( I paid for my idiot siblings too x’D they said if you pay we will enter with you and if you won’t then go by yourself! How mean ¬.¬ ) they gave us a brochures contains information and guide for the museum.. there was different languages available but as usual Arabic is not included xD there was 2 japanese women next to me and they got a japanses brochures lucky them ¬.¬..
We went out from the store with excitement made my heart beats grow faster, I gave the guard the ticket and he welcomed us with warm smile and opened the door to us ( he was so sweet and kind when I went out of the museum he offered to take pictures with him and he also gave me holmes hat to wear it.. I took a really nice pic with him along my sister which wore watson’s hat :D ).
As you can see in the picture above the first thing I saw once I entered the museum was the 2 famous hats of holmes and Watson on a hanger, then I went to the first room it was watson’s study as you see in the 2 other pics.. books and stuff related to medicine
After I finished from watson’s study I went to the living room and the dining room it was connected to each other.. it was the best of the museum!! I like the old classic decoration and the frames that hanged on the green wall.. I said to myself this is definitely holmes taste!! I can tell… I was amazed how such decoration created long time ago.. Victorian decoration is my favorite and personally I wish to have a Victorian style home, and the table oh it was an art itself! fancy and simple with the big window which bring the sunlight to the entire room .. then as you can see there’s a pic for the toilet but I notice here that it wasn’t located in the first floor it was in the attic actually but I did put it here because it complete the party haha :P
I don’t remember if it was holmes or watson’s room but I guess it was watson’s room.. look at the bed there’s a black hat and this design of hats usually watson’s type.. it was so small just a bed and small table, the picture on the middle is another corner of the living room you can see the violin which holmes was often play it ( one of his favorite hobbies ).. the last pic is a micro for the table placed next to bed.
A random shots for Sherlock Holmes personal stuffs displayed in the living room.. I was amazed the most of the violin.. its very very old I wonder how many years passed since it first made.. not less than hundred years I assumed @_@ i couldn’t resist it and eventually I touched it.. ( don’t worry It was allowed to touch things hehehe ), the funny phrase that written behind the three Pipes was ” Smoke and Be Happy ” haha my dear holmes was sure fond of smoking :P..
After we’ve done from the first floor we went to the second and it wasn’t experience of how was holmes home looks like.. it was all about the adventures and the cases he took charge of.. and the pic above is for the first room in the second floor… there was a medium statue for holmes while he’s smoking ( this is the most well-known pose for holmes ), as you can see on the walls there’s various frames with info inside it about the cases and small summary for it such as The Adventure of the Gloria Scott ( you can see it in the video which I will post later ).
The first pic displayed three original books which its rare cause it belong to the days where sir Conan was alive and writing the stories! Very precious :O and in the second pic as you can see a simulation of trick appeared in The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist a pistol hidden inside the bible.. scary huh? ( something close to this trick happened once.. there’s a man who hide drugs in the holy Quran!! ).
NOTE : there’s a lot of simulations for various cases but I didn’t took pictures for it but I did recorded it in video camera you can check on it in the video that I will post later :D
Here comes the delicious part neahahaha a wax figures for the eternal enemies Sherlock Holmes And Professor Moriarty.. look at the face of holmes *kyaaa* so handsome with this calm expressions ahhh ♥ ( there will be another pic for the whole figure be sure to see it )
This is me in the museum! As you can see I can freely take pictures as long as it remain for personal use :D .. the first pic is me with the 2 wax figures for holmes and watson ( yeah I know I’m too short xD ) it cant be helped cause holmes height is 182 CM and I’m 163 CM >.>
The second one is me sitting on the Sherlock holmes chair in the living room.. there was stuffs placed on the table next to me and it can be used by the visitors to experience holmes stuff themselves and use them for photoshoots ^^ I picked up holmes hat and pipe while my sister picked watson’s hat ~ ( neahahaha do I look smart to you ? :P )
The last one is me with the medium statue in the first room of the second floor ( neahahaha this time I’m as the same height as holmes :D ), I took a lot of pictures for myself but I won’t display it cause it kinda geeky ( I was imitating the other wax figures and they were bunch of idiots one is screaming and the other Is hanged and so xD ( you will see them in the video )
Finally this is my merchandise i got from the store ^^
The brochure that I received when I bought the tickets.. the information really helped me!
Sherlock Holmes off white T-shirt, there’s another colors and another graphics but I loved this one the most ♥
A magnetic board I can paste it on the refrigerator or any other aluminum surface.. I’m keeping it in my drawer as a souvenir only cause I like whats written on it.. its Sherlock holmes address ^_^
A small Brooch of the shape of Sherlock Holmes shadow ~ this one captivated me from the first sight I really love it but I didn’t wear it yet :* what a waste I really want to show people how I love mr. holmes !
After one hour of excitement our experience come to an end.. i left the museum with huge amount of good memories and I got to see the home of my dear Sherlock Holmes.. I was moved by the big influence and legacy that Sir Conan left for Britannia.. bye bye Sherlock Holmes.. ” I said this ” then we left for oxford street to have lunch there with big smile on my face and good memories will last forever in my mind…. :D
NOTE : You Can Find The Video in The Previous Entry ~ ^^..
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