Just over one hundred years ago Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published the Cottingley fairies photographs in “The Strand Magazine”.

But how did the literary genius behind the detective mastermind Sherlock Holmes get fooled by fake fairies?

Now, you can discover the secrets behind the greatest hoax of the twentieth century in person or online!

Visit the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery to explore items from the University of Leeds Special Collections, which holds nearly all of the most important documents and artefacts relating to the Cottingley fairies. Curated by Dr Merrick Burrow.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2021
EventThe Cottingley Fairies: A Study in Deception - Brotherton Library, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jun 202117 Nov 2022


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