Welcome to ‘the largest interactive mystery’.
Queensland may be getting that epic Marvel exhibition, but Sydneysiders are receiving access to one of the most brilliant yet confusing minds in literature and television history.
The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes is coming to the Powerhouse Museum on 3 June 2017.
Described as ‘the largest interactive mystery’, attendees will be transported to the “most accurate recreation” of 221B Baker Street during the Victorian London period where they’ll be able to see original manuscripts written by the character’s creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The exhibition will also offer the ‘most comprehensive display’ of Sherlock items over the last 127 years with some 350 objects on display including costumes and props from the popular BBC series (which recently wrapped up its fourth season in the most twisted way possible – still stunned over ‘five minutes was all it took‘!) as well as the CBS show.
Additionally, there’ll be behind the scenes equipment from recent Sherlock Holmes movies, vintage Sherlock Holmes-themed card games, comics and magazines.
Plus, attendees will be able to see how real forensic studies link to Sherlock Holmes stories and they’ll even be able to put their detective skills to the test by investigating a ‘remarkable crime’.
Dolla Merrillees, the Director of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), described the exhibition as an “exciting” one, which will “take you beyond a world of imagination and allow you to assume the role of the detective”.
” [You’ll be] conducting footprint and blood splatter analysis, examining botanical samples and trying your hand at chromatography all to solve the mystery,” she said.
Tickets are on sale now and will cost adults $27, concessions $25, children (between four and 16) $16 or for a family (made up of two adults and two children OR one adult and three children) $65. The exhibition runs until early October, click here for more information.