Welcome to the Sherlock World Record

If you love your brain and you love Sherlock, enter now! The case: Brain disease is the biggest challenge of our generation. The clues: By 2030 there will be a 20% increase in Parkinson’s disease alone, while numbers of dementia patients will soar by 80% The challenge: We’re calling on Sherlock – the brainiest of […]



You can register to our world record event at Temple Newsam on 31st August for £15 register via Paypal or This is a family event and under five’s go free. If you don’t want to register online you can send a cheque for the event/raffle with your name, address and email.  Please make cheques payable […]

Temple Newsam

Directions to Temple Newsam

  Address: Temple Newsam Road Off Selby Road Leeds LS15 0AE Tel: 0113 336 7461 (House). 0113 336 7560 (Estate Office) Email:  Local transport information: Finding your way to Temple Newsam. By bus: The number 10 bus runs directly to Temple Newsam House throughout the summer holidays. By train: The nearest train station is Cross Gates, located 1.5 […]



If you are a member of the press and would like to attend the event you will need a Press Pass. For Press Pass and Media enquiries please contact 07531948014. 31 August 2014 Yorkshire gets ‘Sherlocked’ for Brain Research Sherlock fever has gripped Yorkshire as a charity’s campaign to break the World Record for […]


Enter a £5 Raffle to Win signed Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock Goodies

ENTER OUR SHERLOCK RAFFLE FOR £5 FOR A CHANCE TO WIN ALL OF THE FOLLOWING GOODIES A signed Benedict Cumberbatch ‘Blind Banker’ Script from Series One Signed cast of Sherlock (including Benedict Cumberbatch) Arthur Conan Doyle books  ‘Adventures of Sherlock Homes’ and ‘Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes’ 1 x signed Benedict Cumberbatch photo (Sherlock Holmes) 1 […]


Event Timings

The Sherlock World Record event starts at 12 noon on 31st August at Temple Newsam, please plan your journey in advance, the actual world record will begin at around 2.30pm. For your entertainment we will have music, dance, comedy, theatre and special guests, as well as book sales and author signings. Every participant will receive […]


Event Announcements

Keep checking this website and twitter @sherlockrecord for event annoucements. AT THE EVENT You can dress as creatively as you like on the day as your favourite Sherlock character; Sherlock, Dr Watson, Professor Moriarty, Mrs Hudson, Molly, Irene Adler etc.  But at around 2.30pm on the day, there will be a countdown for all participants […]



We are welcoming donations from all around the World for a new Brain Research Centre in Yorkshire at one of Europe’s largest research facilities, the Leeds Teaching Hospitals. You can DONATE HERE to show your support. Thank you for being part of our world record attempt.  



SHERLOCK HOLMES ENTERS THE JET AGE FOR CHARITY Back when Sherlock Holmes was a lad jet air travel was unheard of and Yorkshire’s famous son had to travel up and down to London by much slower means. According to his creator, author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the fictional detective was born in Yorkshire in 1854 […]



The Sherlock World Record event team are excited to announce a fabulous line up of musical entertainment from the best up and coming artists in the music industry.  All have gifted their time to support Brain Research.  Thank you so much guys! Re-Wired- Re-wired are an Indie Rock band from Scotland. Their energetic and passionate […]


Neil Grainger

Neil Grainger is an Actor and Comedian, starring in such programmes as Eastenders, Judge John Deed, Crossroads and most recently BBC2 sitcom Hebburn in which he played deluded pub singer Gervaise alongside Vic Reeves and Gina Mckee. Born and bred in North Yorkshire, Neil is a proud northerner and thrilled to be presenting the Sherlock […]