£309.00 per person
Join us on a 2 day trip to The Home of Peaky Blinder, The Black Country Living Museum, which has been used for shoots on all five series. Explore the rest of the Black Country Museum, an award winning open air living museum that tells the story of the world’s first industrial landscape with authentic buildings and vehicles. You will also be visiting The Ironbridge Gorge Museum.
Day 1: We depart the Blackmore Vale and head to our hotel in Dudley with a stop for lunch. We aim to get to our hotel which is set in the heart of Dudley’s historic canal marina, enjoying a waterfront setting and overlooking the canal marina, Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill Dudley is set in the heart of the Black Country. The hotel boasts a restaurant and a bar, a garden with a terrace, and a fitness and wellness centre including a sauna, a hot tub, a steam bath and an indoor swimming pool.
Day 2: Today we begin the day with a trip to the Black Country Living Museum the home of “Peaky Blinders“. Scenes from all five seasons of the epic gangster drama were filmed at the Museum! Why not walk in the footsteps of the Shelbys? While across the wider museum we can discover the story of the industrial revolution and its impact on people’s lives and professions. Meet costumed characters, learn from live production demonstrations or descend into the museum’s underground mine and see for yourself the harsh conditions experienced by 19th century miners. After lunch we embark on the informative boat trip on the Dudley Canals, where we can take in the limestone mines and caverns, see fantastic light shows and audio presentations and even have a go at the traditional technique of “legging the boat”. Over fifty authentic shops, houses and workshops have been carefully reconstructed to preserve the character of the region when its manufacturers bought worldwide fame to Black Country Towns.
Day 3: Today we depart the hotel for the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, a UNESCO World Heritage site with ten outstanding attractions, named after the Victorian iron bridge crossing the River Severn. The bridge and surrounding area were integral to the development of new production processes and techniques, giving ride to the industrial revolution. The museums at Ironbridge Gorge showcase a plethora of interesting experiences and fascinating facts, sure to foster intrigue and capture the imagination. We will depart late afternoon for the return journey back to the Blackmore Vale.
Depart Stalbridge: 09:00 – Return Stalbridge: 19:00 approx
All itineraries are approximate and subject to change