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Conan Doyle Events

Tours of the magnificently restored home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Writer of the Sherlock Homes novels.


Undershaw, the home built by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in Surrey has been fully renovated and in September 2016 opened as a special needs school. We are celebrating the historical and literary heritage of the author of Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle's own fascinating life. Sir Arthur lived here for 10 years and wrote some of his greatest works including the Hounds of the Baskervilles whilst at Undershaw, a home he built to cater for his wife's disability - tuberculosis.

Visitors are welcome to explore our unique building and there will also be an opportunity to enjoy the grounds.

Opening Times
Sunday 9 September: 10.30-15.30 (APOLOGIES THIS DATE HAS BEEN CANCELLED)
Sunday 16 September: 10.30-15.30

Booking Details
No booking required

Limited parking on-site with preference given to those with access needs. The building is fully accessible to all.


Additional Information

Self-guided tours using materials provided by the school. Tours will take around 30 minutes. Contact for the day: Isaac Xenitides, Business Manager.

For further details

We welcome contributions and the support of anyone who has an interest in Conan Doyle or would like to support the school in celebrating his heritage.  This initiative is being organised and run by volunteers - community, staff and students.  If you are interested in supporting or helping please contact Isaac Xenitides on or on 01428 609953.