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The Lost Gypsy Gallery

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Eccentric, innovative, quirky, an amazing mind blower!

It’s Willie Wonka meets junkyard challenge meets Roald Dahl, thousands of inventions to look at... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
GeneralCuster
via mobile
Totally worth a visit!!!

A genius and talented creator, I would always go there again and I can easily recommend it to... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
JulesSky
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s Willie Wonka meets junkyard challenge meets Roald Dahl, thousands of inventions to look at, play with, interact with, there are no words to describe this place! Also has the best coffee served by a really friendly lady in a funky little spot. I hope...More

Thank GeneralCuster
Reviewed 3 days ago

You would need to search a bit to find an attraction as quirky and as much fun as the Lost Gypsy Gallery. The best advice is to follow the instructions and (unless it says not to) push, wind, pull everything as there are discoveries to...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

A genius and talented creator, I would always go there again and I can easily recommend it to everybody.

Thank JulesSky
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Wasn't expecting this stop to more than brief stop on our drive to Curio Bay. But the inventions and gadgets to play with are not just trinkets but a life times work and extremely ingenious. We spent an hour there-our two teens loved it as...More

Thank Sairsy
Reviewed 2 May 2018

The Lost Gypsy has been on my list to visit for the last couple of years and I finally had the chance to explore the gallery and garden recently. The place is full of peculiar pieces, most of which are interactive in some way. Blair,...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Nice little sort of old bus , interior removed, with lots of weird things inside. He is quite innovative, makes things out of old recycled stuff. Don’t just drive past, stop for a break, a cup of coffee, a meal, go in have a look....More

Thank Jjasg10
Reviewed 6 April 2018

This place was recommended by a friend who lived around the area. It's an absolute treasure trove of creativity and the artist who hand makes all the working models, Blair Somerville, encourages people to get as hands on as possible. The gallery is split into...More

Thank mishacam07
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We were going to skip this, looked like a load of junk... ....it is not!!! It is a loads of electronic and mechanical gadgets to entertain! So worth a stop! Grab a coffee at the bottom and go see the gadgets in the gardens! Plan...More

Thank deanr85
Reviewed 2 April 2018

this is a must pull over to visit , theres coffee , fresh ice cream, and the attraction is just plain awesome , you can do it

Thank kyoshikiwi
Reviewed 11 February 2018

This place is straight out of the mind of an absolute lunatic. The creativity and pure genius of all the gadgets is fantastic to see. If you are anywhere close to this place it is worth making a detour and going to see. On top...More

Thank Randal C
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