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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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A remarkable museum

The museum has been going many years and is remarkable in that it really is driven by the passion of Gordon Boswell. It really does what it says in the museum tin. He has a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Douglas G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has been going many years and is remarkable in that it really is driven by the passion of Gordon Boswell. It really does what it says in the museum tin. He has a mission to help lead to a better understanding of Romany Life and Culture and it success in this. Gordon puts a lot of time and... More 

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Thank Douglas G
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

When I read about the museum, I didn't really know what to expect, but I thought about something as a proper museum, in a modern building. Instead I was greatly impressed by the atmosphere, when I arrived. Its not modern, there are furniture and stuff everywhere, but at the same time it's perfectly organized, every piece is in its right... More 

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1 Thank fanni0111
Spalding, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

An excellent museum with lots of interesting memorabilia. Our friends from Germany were really interested in the life and times of the travellers as well as the "caravans".. Could have stayed longer but a prior engagement dictated our departure.

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1 Thank Lesley R
Jarrow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Loved our visit ! We were met by the very welcoming Gordon himself spent a very entertaining afternoon there.

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1 Thank Lynne G
Derby, United Kingdom
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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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2 Thank Eve C
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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3 Thank Steven S
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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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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5 Thank Sahloff79
Spalding
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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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7 Thank FussySpalding
Little Stukeley, United Kingdom
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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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3 Thank 638sarahe
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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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