So many Sherlock Holmes fans make a beeline for Baker Street in London when a less heralded museum collection in Portsmouth, England, gives much more insight into the creation of one of the most famous fictional characters in the history of literature.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was working as a doctor in Portsmouth, when he wrote and published the first two Sherlock Holmes stories. A huge bequest from a fanatical Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle fan forms the basis of a terrific collection at the Portsmouth City Museum.
More Things to Do in Portsmouth
There's plenty more to see and do in Portsmouth. If you're popping down for the day the Historic Dockyards in Portmouth are well worth visiting. They're home to Admiral Nelson's HMS Victory and a new museum being built around The Mary Rose, Henry VIII's flagship.