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Gordon Boswell Romany Museum

Clay Lake, Spalding PE12 6BL, England
+44 1775 710599
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Great place!

Great place to visit and see Some wonderful pieces of history and craftsmanship. Margaret Boswell... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Ne I
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Fascinating experience

Visited the museum over the Easter weekend with my wife an absolute delight so much to take in... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Jim W
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Saint Neots, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit and see Some wonderful pieces of history and craftsmanship. Margaret Boswell is a lovely lady very passionate about the collection. we visited to see a wagon built by an ancestor and lovingly restored. Would recommend this museum to anyone.

Thank Ne I
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Visited the museum over the Easter weekend with my wife an absolute delight so much to take in. Amazing to think this was one mans life work keeping the Romany history, way of life and historical vans. Sadly Mr Boswell died recently I do hope...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Really interesting museum. Tells another side to Romany's. Amazing caravans (wagons). Sadly Mr Boswell passed away last year. We had a wonderful informative conversation with Mrs Boswell, she and her family are .keeping both the museum and traditions alive. There was a school trip there...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Shown around by the lovely owner, who gave us an insight into the like of the Romany people. A privately owned museum of artefacts used by gypsies in the past, beautiful hand painted caravans each with a story. Well worth a visit and support to...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

I'm a great fan of museums and especially those which are independent and perhaps house someone's collection of something out of the ordinary or unique. The Gordon Boswell Romany Museum is exactly that. In fact I think it is much more. Gordon Boswell (who sadly...More

2  Thank Ken C
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Came back again to see the vardos and other fascinating collections. Easy to find, masses of parking, toilets, cafe, make sure you watch the film too so you can make the most of your visit. Shocked to hear of the sudden death of Mr Boswell...More

2  Thank Romagirl327
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

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...More

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Reviewed 2 July 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...More

1  Thank Les B
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Reviewed 19 June 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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Reviewed 27 March 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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Antine395
19 April 2017|
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Dont know check web
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11 March 2017|
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Response from Callen888 | Reviewed this property |
I was only a visitor so don't know all the times but they do have a website so suggest you check on there for opening times. We found our visit very interesting and the lady that owns it was lovely. Wear warm clothing though... More
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annanngilfoy2
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Response from Ken C | Reviewed this property |
The museum closes over winter and opens again (I think) at Easter. However, if you read the attraction information on TripAdvisor, it gives you a phone number. For up-to-date information it is always best to contact them... More
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