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 […]

VIDEO: Sherlock World Record Highlights

The best messages and fun from a brilliant day at Temple Newsam on 31st August 2014 as over 400 people broke the Guinness World Record for most ‘Sherlocks’ in a single place!

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We have had some great feedback on how much you love the Yorkshire Brain Research Centre t-shirts and Sherlock Detective Kits, so we thought it would be a brainy thing to do to sell them online, all in aid of brain research.   T-Shirt £7 + pp Buy your Yorkshire Brain Research Centre t-shirt here, great […]


We did it!

Yorkshire beat the Guinness World Record for the Most People Dressed as Sherlock Holmes on 31 August 2014 with 443 gathering from across the UK dressed as the detective. In a dedicated Sherlock Festival, with music, dance, circus, funfairs and cosplay, hundreds of people dressed in deerstalker hats, cloaks, with pipe and magnifying glass, did a collective Sherlock mob […]



We are still accepting 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 Please view our Appeal Video  

Mass Dance

Sherlock Mass Dance

On 31st August participants took part in a celebratory Sherlock Dance Flashmob! With thanks to our friends at the Dance Studio Leeds they created two simple training videos, if you fancy doing the Sherlock boogie at home or in the office. Tutorial Step-by Step Guide Music version  You will see that all abilities can take […]


2014 Gallery

We are asking Sherlock fans to post a #sherlockselfie to show their support and to raise awareness of brain research.  Be brainy and post your own #sherlockselfie and nominate your friends. If you really want to get on the case TEXT BRAIN to 88811 to donate £5.                  […]


2014 Sponsors

Simply Health Sherlock The Network #jointhenetwork Partners Cause UK Eliot Kennedy’s Steelwork’s Academy, ESKA Temple Newsam Leeds City Council Fusion Production Group Sherlockology The Sherlock Fan Orchestra The Dance Studio Leeds Guinness World Records West Yorkshire Police and St John’s Ambulance