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Nicholasville, Kentucky: Museum of Physical Security Team Field Report

Lockmasters Security Institute

John C. Watts Drive, Nicholasville, KY
Lockmasters Security Institute. South edge of town. From US Hwy 27, at milepost 6, turn east at the stoplight onto S. Main St./US Hwy 27 BUS. Drive one mile. Turn right at the green Industrial Park sign (and the firehouse) onto John C. Watts Drive, then make the first left into LSI's parking lot.
M-F 8-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Museum of Physical Security.

Museum of Physical Security

The personal lock collection of Harry Miller (1912-1998), from the 13th century to today, is the largest in the world. Report... [03/19/2017]

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Museum of Physical Security

Harry C Miller's collection is awesome. They do two-week training classes there as well. The displays are top notch and the folks are super nice, answering any questions.

[Susan, 05/09/2023]

Museum of Physical Security opens July 25, 1997.

Museum of Physical Security

Harry Miller was a master of manipulation. He wasn't a cult leader; he was a safecracker, shocking his clients with the ease with which he opened their supposedly impregnable vaults. Harry collected thousands of locks as reference tools, then put them on display in Kentucky at his Museum of Physical Security. It opened 25 years ago today. While Harry is long gone, his collection is still displayed, including a lock from a Russian nuclear warhead, keys belonging to Hitler, and murky glass tubes labeled "poison gas for safes."

[ Team, 07/25/2022]

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