It’s no secret that Brummies love Peaky Blinders; the BBC drama is a true celebration of our city’s history – on top of just being a bostin show! From pubs to walking tours, Birmingham is packed with Peaky Blinders-themed activities. But now a Peaky Blinders theme park could be on the cards too.
Since the series launched in 2013, which follows the exploits of the real-life crime gang of the same name, Peaky Blinders has attracted thousands of visitors to Birmingham. Now proposals are being looked at for a permanent attraction. West Midlands Growth Company is conducting a study exploring the concept of a permanent Peaky Blinders-themed visitor attraction/experience.
Speaking to the Metro, its chief executive Neil Rami said: “This year we are working extensively on a campaign focusing on the impact of the hit series and the West Midlands’ screen tourism sector. It is a no-brainer to consider doing something more permanent for visitors to celebrate Peaky and the upcoming film, so we have launched a feasibility study to investigate whether a new experience or attraction would be viable.”
Of course, nothing is set in stone and it could take years to plan an attraction of such size as a theme park. So we won’t be holding our breath for a Peaky Blinders theme park to pop up soon, if at all. For now, your best bet for living out your Tommy Shelby fantasies is to head over to Black Country Living Museum. One of Birmingham’s best museums, the Industrial Age attraction runs regular Peaky Blinders-themed evenings.
One thing is for certain though; a Peaky Blinders movie should start filming this year, as promised by creator Steven Knight. After six seasons of nail-biting drama, the conclusion to the Shelby family’s story is coming. We can’t wait!