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“Interesting place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gordon Boswell Romany Museum

Gordon Boswell Romany Museum
Ranked #8 of 26 things to do in Spalding
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Little Stukeley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Interesting place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013

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

Visited December 2013
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English first
Aslackby
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95 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Very Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 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.

Visited April 2013
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5 Thank Mike T
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Romany Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 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 with old bedding. The wagons vary in dates and Mr. Boswell has bought them from different people at different times. Mr. Boswell, himself is fascinating about his own childhood and his parents life. Worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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4 Thank stephanie h
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Boston, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Fascinating: well worth a visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 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 caravans (vardos in Romany) is impressive in that all have been lovingly restored and fitted out with the apropriate kit. We shall be taking our grandchildren to see the museum in due course. Practical point: the Museum is closed from late October until late March - I suspect the exact spring opening date depends on the date of Easter.

Visited October 2013
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6 Thank Richard G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

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

Visited August 2013
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