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Lock Picking 101

Spy School Workshop

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Espionage today may seem like it’s all hacking and eavesdropping, but the skilled field operative will never be obsolete. And if a spy needs to covertly access secrets secured under lock and key, there’s only one way in: lock picking. 

This workshop led by District Locksport will bring you inside the secret world of lock picking, showing you how locks work and how to pick them.  While you learn to crack deadbolts and escape handcuffs, the skilled instructors will demonstrate tradecraft and tools while answering your burning questions and bust lock picking myths.

Discover the truth about field expedient lock picking tools and test whether you really can save the day with just a bobby pin and your wits. High-quality lock picking kits will be available to take home after the class for $20. Please email soltmans@spymuseum.org if you would like one.

The workshop will be held at City Tap House at 901 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. Food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the event. A few beers are strongly encouraged.

Space is limited to 30 participants—advance registration required! No tickets will be available at the event.

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