We visit Peaky Blinders

Here we are moored at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, on moorings used by Peaky Blinders canal boats themselves

This museum was one of the main locations for the popular tv series ‘Peaky Blinders’ but is so much more than just a film location (as can be seen if you tap the link on the name above )

We had a pleasant day visiting the museum made even better by being moored on the wharf next to it. It is a living museum in a similar way to Beamish in Northumberland. There are actors dressed in period costumes carrying out various trades in either original, or mock ups, of industrial buildings. There are also old working narrow boats many of which appeared in the tv series.

There are food outlets including a fish and chip shop which cooks on an old frying range and uses dripping not oil. Unhealthy but delicious

It is so nice to go back in time to see life in the late eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. (Unfortunately I recognised many of the exhibits as being in use when I was a little-un) Many of the buildings have been rescued from various places in the Black Country and rebuilt in the grounds of the museum. There are working trolley buses and trams and even a trip down an old mine working

If you are ever in the area I would strongly recommend a visit

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