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Sherlock Holmes subject of London museum show

May 20, 2014

LONDON (AP) The Museum of London is turning its magnifying glass to the most famous Londoner who never lived Sherlock Holmes.

The museum on Tuesday announced an exhibition devoted entirely to the detective, from Arthur Conan Doyle's hand-written manuscripts to the coat worn by Benedict Cumberbatch in the BBC series "Sherlock."

It's the first time the museum devoted to London's history has held a show about a fictional character. But Holmes is an almost unique blend of fiction and fact who has kept his hold on the public imagination for more than a century.

Alex Werner, the exhibition's curator says "this is the moment to say: he is one of London's icons. He helped make London what it is."

The exhibition opens Oct. 17 and runs to April 12, 2015.

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Source: Associated Press

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