Rachel Robinson, Hartlebury property manager for the council said: “We were very excited about being asked to take on the caravan, it adds another element to our already varied collection. It obviously meant a lot to the family and had been kept in superb condition.”

The county museum holds one of the most varied collections of gypsy caravans on display anywhere in the country. 

Currently home to nine gypsy caravans, or ‘vardos’ as they are also known, designs include the Bow Top, the Square Bow, the Open Lot and the Ledge. 

As well as seeing the vehicles on display, visitors can also listen to audio guides about the caravans which explain their history, and learn more about gypsy life and culture including which gypsy words have become part of everyday language.