Date(s) - 13/08/2019 - 26/08/2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre


Did you know that Arthur Conan Doyle was a spiritualist?


Whilst Arthur Conan Doyle is arguably most well known for bringing the legendary Sherlock Holmes to life through his novels, it is less well known that he was a devout spiritualist. Eleanor Docherty, resident detective at the Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, will reveal the curious history of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his links to the world of spiritualism – with a tour of the Centre afterwards.



Following years of successful delivery by Ann Treherne, Chair of the Centre, Eleanor will follow in her footsteps in bringing Arthur Conan Doyle’s story to the Fringe. 

Last year Eleanor received a certificate from the Mensa Sherlock Holmes special interest group that she is a part of for the outstanding work she has done with them, having written articles which were published in the Baker Street Times. One of her articles was even reproduced by the Conan Doyle Estate!

Eleanor’s current research project is an extensive archive of the life and family of not only Conan Doyle, but also Joseph Bell and William McEwan (the original owner of our building and a well renowned Edinburgh politician, philanthropist and brewer).

If you would like to discover a bit more about Arthur Conan Doyle and his spiritual history, join us on the 13th, 16th, 20th, 23rd and 26th August from 2pm!

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