The Annual Lock Show scheduled for October, 2020

has been canceled. We hope to see you in 2021!

       Lock Museum Adventure!

            The Lock Museum Adventure Game takes place in the Lock Museum of America. You will decipher puzzles, riddles, and codes to open locks and antique safes to solve a mystery!
            You and your friends will be surrounded by thousands of antique locks, keys, and items related to lockmaking - the most in the United States and quite possibly the world! 

            Do you like history? Do you appreciate fine craftsmanship?

            You'll love the Lock Museum Adventure Game!
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 Welcome to the

Lock Museum of America
230 Main Street (Rt. 6) 
Terryville, CT 06786
                             email: tlockmuseum@gmail.com

      The Museum houses an extensive lock collection that includes a Cannon Ball Safe, 30 early era time locks, Safe Escutcheon Plates, a large number of British Safe Locks, Door Locks, Padlocks, Handcuffs and Keys, and more. Tthe museum is directly across from the original site of the Eagle Lock Company, founded in 1854.

      The Lock Museum is a fascinating look at the ingenuity of lockmakers who over the centuries, have constantly tried to stay one step ahead of the bad guys. Find out why lockmaking is considered the world's second oldest profession!

      Major collections are displayed by company or theme:

  • The Eagle Lock room contains over 1,000 locks and keys manufactured from 1854 to 1954.
  • The Bank Lock Room comprises a selection of bank locks, vault locks, safe locks and time locks.
  • The Corbin-Russwin Room contains a large display of ornate hardware. Several pieces are gold plated and enameled.
  • One of the animated displays shows how a pin tumbler lock works.


  • A large display of mounted door knobs and escutcheons made by Russwin and P & F Corbin during the Victorian era are extensively detailed in styles such as Roman, Greek, French and Italian Renaissance, Gothic, Flemish, and Elizabethan English.
  •  The Yale Room exhibits locks manufactured by the company from 1860 to 1950. One of the attractions here is the original patent model of the Mortise Cylinder Pin Tumbler Lock designed by Linus Yale Jr., in 1865. While this device is considered the greatest invention in the history of lockmaking, it is certainly not without historical precedence. Close by is a 4,000 year old Egyptian made pin tumbler lock.
  • There is a large display of locks and hardware made by Sargent and Co. in New Haven, CT. Several early exit devices and door closers can be viewed as well.
  • The Antique Lock Room contains a large display of colonial locks and medieval ornate European Locks dating to the 1500s.

  • Did we mention handcuffs and leg irons? Yes, we have them too! Try on a pair!

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