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No Peaky Blinders theme park but potential permanent attraction in the works, say tourism bosses

Rumours that a Peaky Blinders theme park is in the works are not to be believed but officials have said there are potential plans for a permanent attraction based on the popular IP




Peaky Blinders aired on the BBC between 2013 and 2022   Credit: BBC

There are no plans to build a Peaky Blinders theme park in the UK, though that doesn't mean there won’t be a permanent attraction dedicated to the popular IP in the near future.

Officials reportedly behind the proposed theme park have quashed the rumours, after reports emerged that a theme park dedicated to the hit BBC series was in the works.

The West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC), which was established in 2017 to help develop growth in the region, has dismissed the theme park rumour, but did reveal that a feasibility study looking into the viability of a permanent Peaky Blinders attraction had been launched.

“It’s a no-brainer to consider doing something more permanent for visitors to celebrate Peaky Blinders, so we have launched a feasibility study to investigate whether a new experience or attraction would be viable,” WMGC CEO, Neil Rami, told Metro.co.uk.

“This year we’re working extensively on a campaign focusing on the impact of the hit series and the West Midlands’ screen tourism sector.”

Peaky Blinders, which aired on the BBC for six seasons between 2013 and 2022, was set in Birmingham during the 1920s and 30s. It tells the story of the Peaky Blinders - a group of gangsters who were said to keep razor blades tucked in the brim of their flat caps to be used as weapons.

The show was a runaway success, causing a resurgence in 30s-style haircuts and the titular flat caps, as well as spawning several attractions with the launch of the first official Peaky Blinders escape experiences: ‘The Raid’ and ‘Double Cross’ in Birmingham in 2019. A third experience, ‘Peaky Blinders: The Rise’ opened in London in 2022 and has recently been extended until May 2023.

A film is also currently being developed with the show’s star Cillian Murphy, telling Today FM that the script was “close” to being finished.


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No Peaky Blinders theme park but potential permanent attraction in the works, say tourism bosses

Rumours that a Peaky Blinders theme park is in the works are not to be believed but officials have said there are potential plans for a permanent attraction based on the popular IP




Peaky Blinders aired on the BBC between 2013 and 2022   Credit: BBC

There are no plans to build a Peaky Blinders theme park in the UK, though that doesn't mean there won’t be a permanent attraction dedicated to the popular IP in the near future.

Officials reportedly behind the proposed theme park have quashed the rumours, after reports emerged that a theme park dedicated to the hit BBC series was in the works.

The West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC), which was established in 2017 to help develop growth in the region, has dismissed the theme park rumour, but did reveal that a feasibility study looking into the viability of a permanent Peaky Blinders attraction had been launched.

“It’s a no-brainer to consider doing something more permanent for visitors to celebrate Peaky Blinders, so we have launched a feasibility study to investigate whether a new experience or attraction would be viable,” WMGC CEO, Neil Rami, told Metro.co.uk.

“This year we’re working extensively on a campaign focusing on the impact of the hit series and the West Midlands’ screen tourism sector.”

Peaky Blinders, which aired on the BBC for six seasons between 2013 and 2022, was set in Birmingham during the 1920s and 30s. It tells the story of the Peaky Blinders - a group of gangsters who were said to keep razor blades tucked in the brim of their flat caps to be used as weapons.

The show was a runaway success, causing a resurgence in 30s-style haircuts and the titular flat caps, as well as spawning several attractions with the launch of the first official Peaky Blinders escape experiences: ‘The Raid’ and ‘Double Cross’ in Birmingham in 2019. A third experience, ‘Peaky Blinders: The Rise’ opened in London in 2022 and has recently been extended until May 2023.

A film is also currently being developed with the show’s star Cillian Murphy, telling Today FM that the script was “close” to being finished.


 



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