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serrurerie

Musée de la Serrure

The Musée de la Serrure, also known as the Musée de la Serrurerie or the Musée Bricard, is a private museum of locks and keys located in the 3rd arrondissement at 1 rue de la Perle, Paris, France. It is open weekdays; an admission fee is charged.

The museum was established by the Bricard Company, and is located within the Hôtel Libéral Bruant (1685), the home of Libéral Bruant (1635-1697), Parisian architect of Les Invalides. It is dedicated to the art of keys, locks, and door knockers, and displays an assortment of locks from Roman times to the present, including keys made of bronze and in Gallo-Roman iron, knockers from the Middle Ages, and locks and keys from the 16th through 19th centuries. The museum also has a locksmith's workshop, plus displays of ironworks.

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