The Locksmith’s House

Wednesday 14th March 2018

The Locksmith's House celebrates the efforts of the small family run lock making businesses which thrived over a century ago. Working from the back yards of their own houses, hundreds of small family businesses evolved.

A visit to the Locksmith's House will demonstrate how such a business operated alongside family life.

The house is recreated with the actual belongings and furniture of the Hodson family of lock makers, the last inhabitants of 54 New Road, Willenhall. The working class family home is accompanied in the back yard by a two-storey workshop building. A working forge and machinery adds to the atmosphere and the lock display gallery offers an insight into some extraordinary locks from across the ages. 

It is anticipated that a specialist on lock making will be present especially for our visit!


(Please note that the upper storey of the house is accessed via steep steps.)




Location 3 miles from Junction 10 of the M6 on the B4464 in Willenhall.

There is limited parking in the streets nearby.  A nearby short stay car park

 (2 hours) can be found on Wolverhampton Street.


If travelling via the M5 please be aware of permanent lane closures.


Refreshments will be served at the end of the visit.

Members £12.50

Non Members £15


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