The Museum of London is about to play host to "The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die," an exhibition completely dedicated to the most famous fictional detective of all time: Sherlock Holmes.
The exhibition, which opens October 12, will explore every incarnation of Sherlock, including the BBC's insanely successful modern depiction of the sleuth himself, played by Tumblr's favorite dreamboat Benedict Cumberbatch.
A ton of Sherlock goodies will be on display, from hand-written manuscripts, original Arthur Conan Doyle paintings, and historic props, to costumes from BBC's Sherlock, AKA the most recognized jacket on the internet. The Free Library of Philadelphia is even lending pages fromThe Murders in the Rue Morgue, the first modern detective novel and Conan Doyle's favorite childhood book.
Exhibition curator Alex Werner's aim is to show fans how important London as a backdrop is to the fictional world in which Holmes and Watson exist. In order to create the perfect vibe, the museum will be pairing the exhibit alongside various 19th-century London imagery to help get fans in the mood for mystery.
The exhibit will end with an homage to the 1893 story Reichenbach Falls, that saw the temporary end of Holmes, before he triumphantly returned from the fictional grave in 1903.
Tickets for "The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die" will cost attendees £12 at the door, and the exhibit will run until spring 2015, giving fans plenty of time to satisfy their Sherlock obsession.
In the meantime, while you're waiting, here's a picture of Benedict Cumberbatch to tide you over.