TITLE

THE LOCK MUSEUM, WILLENHALL

AUTHOR(S)
Greene, Anne-Marie
PUB. DATE
December 2002
SOURCE
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Dec2002, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p355
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the Lock Museum in Willenhall in West Midlands, England. It is an example of a community museum notable for its representation of the history of the lock workers. The presence of the Lock Museum pays homage to the long historical legacy of the occupational community and offers a valuable insight into the home and work lives of the lock workers and manufacturers. The Lock Museum could also be criticized for its lack of presentation of labor movement history. Visitors may not experience from the exhibits what it was really like to work within the context of the social relations of the Victorian lock-making workshop. The meager resources of the small museum would not allow a fully staffed reconstruction which is possible at larger sites.
ACCESSION #
9725292

 

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