|That's a statue of the Egyptian god Horus, not the Maltese Falcon|
Almost anything in London that is Victorian or older has some Sherlockian connections, and so it is with the British Museum. I've already noted the Museum Tavern across the street, which seems to have been the model for the Alpha where Mr. Henry Baker apparently spent too much of his time. Mr. Baker's days were spent in the museum itself.
When Holmes first set up as a consulting detective, he tells Watson in "The Musgrave Ritual," he had rooms in Montague Street, "just round the corner from the British Museum." In later years, Holmes investigated Stapleton (HOUN) and voodooism (WIST) at the British Museum.
We investigated Egypt, with delightful results.