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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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Really interesting afternoon but a guides microphone and speaker needed.

This is a real treasure and almost a living history of Romany life. Gordon tells of his family history and other families, their way of life and activities. There are 'gypsy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a real treasure and almost a living history of Romany life. Gordon tells of his family history and other families, their way of life and activities. There are 'gypsy' caravans of all sorts and Gordon is only too willing to tell you each one's history. Recommended to anybody visiting or, indeed, living in the area. My only beef... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Having arrived by train into Spalding, we were unsure how to get there so took a taxi. Which because of the river system has to take a longer route and cost £7.50. We were quite amused by the setting but on entering were met by Gordon. A charming and approachable man wth a passion to educate non Romany's on the... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Very interesting the children enjoyed it very much lovely to see our the traveler's lived and still do and everyone was so lovely great afternoon out will certainly go back again

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

A bit dubious when my beloved suggested it, but got here and it's smashing. Lots of stuff to look at. Learnt new things, I now know what a fiddlehead on a wagon are. Thank you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect from the leaflet. Was amazed when we got there to see all the beautiful wagons and memorabilia. The owner was on site, a lovely chap with so much knowledge! It was a wonderful afternoon, learning about all the history and traditions.

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1 Thank Lesley S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 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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1 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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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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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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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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