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Season 1

The majority of the filming took place within the Museum’s Canal Arm, taking on a Post WWI transformation into regular character Charlie Strong’s Small Heath based Scrap Metal Yard. Production staff were on hand for three days prior to filming to alter the usual layout with unique props and special effects including the complex movement of the Museum’s designated boat collection.

Tommy Shelby's iconic walk past the firing furnaces are scenes around our Blacksmith Forge and smoke machines took over the interior build of our Rolling Mill; resident chain and nail maker Kevin Lowe and Steve Grainger were specifically requested by filmmakers to demonstrate their metal bashing skills to cast members and also feature as extras in the historic drama.  

Canal Street Bridge was the secret meeting place of Ada and Freddie and they returned here on their wedding day. The Blacksmith's Shop is where Arther rallied the troops, it has since been the location for many a Peaky Blinder gathering - you may recognise it's iconic windows.

The series of Peaky Blinders is centred on a famous Birmingham gang and is created by Birmingham screenwriter Steven Knight. Hollywood Actor Cillian Murphy takes on the lead role of the feared gang leader Tommy Shelby.

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We hope you come and visit us soon to walk around and take your photos in the same places the Shelby's stood. 

Don't forget you pay for just one day visit and we will give you an UnChained Annual Pass so you can visit as often as you like for 12 months.  



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