The Romany wagon (or “Vardo”) on display at the museum is a type called an “Open Lot”. This was an almost identical design to the “Bow Top” wagon but the “Open Lot” normally had a canvass curtain instead of a door. Both types were popular due to their lightness which meant they could be pulled by smaller horses.
The museum’s vardo is believed to have been built in 1930. It contains a light “Queenie” stove, a table, and a bed for adults with a very cosy space underneath for children.