History of Locks
Museum & Archive curator: Brian Morland
Preserving artefacts from antiquity to the cutting edge examples of today
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Join the Supporters Group
Any historical/preservation organisation wants to both share and inspire; we are no different. We have commented, elsewhere on this site, how locks and keys touch every aspect of civilisation and we acknowledge the wide variety of reasons a researcher might want to access our resources.
Increasingly both permanent and temporary displays of artefacts with public access are already established. The Master Locksmiths Associations Heritage Room situated in the centre of England, and therefore easily accessible. Another very focused display situated within the Fordingbridge Museum; the Chubb brothers, Jeremiah and Charles were born in Fordingbridge and this exhibit focuses on Chubb artefacts. Of course we are keen to establish more locations and see this as a proactive part of our model.
The History of Locks Museum is self-
Corporate & Host Sites
Part of our model is to create many more permanent publicly assessable satellite exhibits in either corporate premises or within museums around the UK and even further afield. Contact our curator for further details if you can see mutually beneficial aspects to hosting.
The work to seek-
Of course, and as any other organisations, future direction is always a mindful concern. The lock attempts to modify human behaviour; issues like a wider concern of how society can peacefully and respectfully co-
For those that are active in the industrial archaeology of locks there are benefits in joining the supporters group; such as reduced fees when requesting data and scans from archive material and access to our international members forum www.antique-
You can also simply DONATE via our virtual donation box; we are grateful for your vision. This helps us very materially with some of our more ambitious plans to build and extend on first class exhibits and resources such as more satellite venues, saving and restoring artefacts and archive material and a global exhibit and archive resource centre.
There is one more way you can help; the HoL day-
We thank you all for your help and support
Part of the HoL permanent exhibit hosted by the Master Locksmiths Association in Rugby.