In 1983, The Lock Museum Trust purchased 54, New Road Willenhall - a typical Victorian house with backyard workshop. They opened the buildings as the Lock Museum in 1987.
As well as static displays in the gaslit house, the visitor can experience something of the living and working conditions of a 19th century lockmaker and his family. Lock making skills are
demonstrated by volunteers using original tools and equipment such as fly-presses, blacksmith's hearths and belt-driven machinery.