||Visitors often ask whether Sherlock Holmes and Dr
Watson really lived in the house, but unfortunately no official records of the lodgers who
lived here in Victorian times exist. Local authority records do state that the house was
registered as a lodging house between 1860-1934, and that the maids who worked in it were
related to a Mr Holmes. A Doctor Watson also lived next door in the 1890's, as an
artificial teeth manufacturer.
The published stories however contain all the relevant facts about the house and the lives of Mr Holmes and Doctor Watson which visitors can explore for themselves by visiting the Museum