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SIDMOUTH: Conan Doyle to feature in new exhibition

Thursday, 03 April 2014

The man behind one of literature’s most famous creations is to be celebrated in an exhibition at Sidmouth Museum, opening this week.
The museum is reopening for the spring and summer seasons, and the Sherlock Holmes writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will be the subject of its first exhibition.
The exhibition, entitled ‘Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Devon Adventures in Sidmouth and Beyond’, will use illustrations, photographs and original publications to explore the author’s time as a doctor in Plymouth, his visits to Exeter and Torquay and his experiences playing cricket in Sidmouth.
A representative from the museum said: “With Sherlock Holmes as popular as ever following the BBC’s television series, we decided it was time to celebrate Devon’s Sherlockian connections with an exhibition dedicated to the great detective’s creator.
“Something for everyone of all ages is our motto and for the 2014 season we have got exhibitions to delight and entertain both visitors to the area and local residents alike.”
The museum will also be marking the centenary of the start of the First World War with a gallery display depicting the different roles of women during the war.
The final exhibition will feature a work of art by the Duke of Connaught’s sister and a display explaining the Duke’s connection to Sidmouth.
The museum is now open and entry is free. Guided walks led by experienced volunteers are also available.

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