Travelling Tales: The Carnegie Library hosts Gypsy, Roma and Traveller exhibition

Come and see the traditional Gypsy caravan in the Carnegie Library hosted by the libraries service.  These horse drawn wagons are known as a Vardo and have been in use for at least 150 years. For Romani Gypsies it was a most valued possession.

Your chance to look all around and into the spaces in which many generations of Romany Gypsies, Irish Travellers and travelling show people lived and worked, learn more and celebrate the way these travelling communities made unique contributions to the capital’s social, economic and cultural life.

Travelling Tales is an opportunity for young people to explore a range of specially selected artefacts you might find in a traditional wagon, many of the objects have been crafted by members of the gypsy, Roma and traveller communities, whilst others have been loaned, borrowed or procured from museums, charity shops and markets.