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Gordon Boswell Romany Museum

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Address: Clay Lake, Spalding PE12 6BL, England
Phone Number: 01775 710599

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Wonderful collection of Romany Gypsy wagons, fantastic stories too

Absolutely loved this place. It is fascinating insight into the world of the Romany Gypsy. There is a wide range of wagons and carts to see, from Bow tops, Reading wagons to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Absolutely loved this place. It is fascinating insight into the world of the Romany Gypsy. There is a wide range of wagons and carts to see, from Bow tops, Reading wagons to the 1950s all chrome Vickers trailer full of brilliant mirror work. The wagons have been ( or are being) brought back to life and lovingly cared for and... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I took 9 members of my family and the museum did not disappoint had a great time, Boswell family are very pleasant and if you had any questions they would certainly answer them for you! will defiantly go again.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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53 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Enjoyed a fascinating couple of hours at the Romany-gypsy museum just outside Spalding. There was a lot to gyp-see! On arrival, we were greeted by the legend Gordon himself and whisked straight into a little theatre room to watch a DVD presentation of the stories behind some/most of the vardo's (gypsy wagons) in his collection. It was 75 mins long... More 

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Spalding
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I took my elderly mother to the Romany Museum on Easter Monday. We spent 2 hours looking at the lovely wagons and carts and over 30 mins watching a video with Gordon giving some history about each one. It would have been better to watch this first but nevertheless it was all very interesting. Gordon was around to talk to... More 

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Little Stukeley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Was not aware of the Romany history, this certainly gave a good insight. Many items on display and knowledgable staff.

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Aslackby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This is a place for young and old, to learn all about a very different way of life. superb exhibits and Mr Boswell takes great pleasure in showing visitors around and explain Romany life. Very well worth a good couple of hours, you will come away enriched.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

There is an admission charge, the museum is the hard work of one Romany Family and is quaint, every thing-such as the coffee area, the seating for a video all looks very 1950s but somehow that appears alright for such a museum. It can be cold on a cold day, but the wagons are full of Romany items-china and glass... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
31 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Well signposted, so no difficulty in finding the Museum. Entrance was very reasonable, £5 each for senior citizens. Coach parties get an hour talk by Mr Boswell but for individual visitors, his lecture is played on a TV screen. In practice we spent a lot of time talking to Gordon Boswell who is a charming man. The large display of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Wonderfull visit Gordon Boswell is a first class gentleman bring back memories of my village childhood Many Thanks Gordon

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Romany museum is frankly a hidden treasure. Having lived in the area for over 30 years I had no idea what a fantastic museum was on my doorstep. Firstly, there is an incredible amount to see. A number of Romany wagons, salvaged and restored to a very high standard and arranged so that they can be seen 'up close'.... More 

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