Peaky Blinder blunder for TV star Finn Cole

He is one of the stars of hit drama Peaky Blinders but it seems Finn Cole is yet to grasp the geography of the Midlands.

Peaky Blinder blunder for TV star Finn Cole

The 19-year-old tweeted a picture of the Black Country Living Museum, saying it was in Birmingham.

But his fans on social media were quick to correct the mistake by telling him that the attraction was actually in Dudley.

Cole, who plays Michael Gray in the gangster epic, then tweeted: 'Oops. You're right!'

Filming on the third series of Peaky Blinders is due to start at the museum from today.

Pictures from the museum's canal basin also show a sign has been erected saying that the area is 'temporarily closed to the public' for filming of the show.

Production staff have been spotted amongst the industrial set consisting of a traction engine and cast iron statue, ready to be transported back to the 1920s for scrap metal merchants Charles Strong in the programme.

Sacks of hay, chains, boxes and bags of coal were also piled up as the film crew got ready to turn the museum into the show's Small Heath backdrop for the notorious Birmingham gang's arrival.

The Black Country Museum gets ready for the filming of Peaky Blinders
A poster warning of an area being closed for filming of the series

Costumes and props were seen to be transported from the Tipton Road entrance of the museum, as crew members unloaded from a line of trailers.

Producers were in town all week ahead of preparations for filming.

The series, created by Birmingham born filmmaker Steven Knight, has received huge critical acclaim since its arrival on BBC Two in 2013.

British actor Paddy Considine will also be joining the cast for the show which follows the journey of Birmingham's Shelby family.

Cillian Murphy is due to appear as Tommy Shelby again, head of the family and leader of the gang.

Steven Knight, who writes all episodes, said earlier this week: "I am genuinely thrilled at the prospect of season three. I think it will be the best yet."

Peaky Blinders is due to be shown on the BBC next year.

The Black Country Museum gets ready for the filming of Peaky Blinders

The first series aired on BBC Two on 13 September 2013 and ran for six episodes. The second series premiered on 2 October 2014.

Viewing figures have peaked at 3.05 million. The reception for Peaky Blinders was largely positive, with notable praise for its writing, acting, visual style and stylish cinematography.

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