An interactive mystery inspired by Sherlock Holmes
Can you find the suspect in the quickest time?
Included in your Victorian Festival of Christmas ticket, this interactive trail takes you on a journey across Portsmouth Historic Dockyard as you search for one of Lord Admiral Nelson's priceless chivalries. Get ready for a whodunnit mystery like no other, inspired by a Arthur Conan Doyle novel.
Start your Sherlock Holmes adventure
Track down Holmes or Watson for the map to start this interactive adventure during the Victorian Festival of Christmas. For this game of mystery and wits, register online prior to arriving. A simple online registration from will need to be completed and an outline of how to play is provided.
Pre-registration is required to record your details and time. Upon arrival, track down Holmes and Watson, outside Boathouse 4 and they will give you the map.
Interrogate suspects and solve the mystery
The six suspects have tried to hide amongst the stalls and markets of the Victorian Festival of Christmas and it's down to you to find out who did it. Search for each suspect using the map.
Once you find them, question their intentions and interrogate them. Take note of any hints they give you - they may even reveal the answer.
Victorian Festival of Christmas
Join us on 1 - 3 December 2017 for the Victorian Festival of Christmas at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Visit 150 stalls in our Christmas market, kick-back in Fagin's Tavern for festive entertainment and music or visit our historic ships and museums across the site. Advance tickets are available to buy online.