House of Marbles

Visitor Centre

Pottery Road, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9DS

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About Us

Be amazed and amused at House of Marbles. Lot of wonderful sights to behold for all ages.

Shop at House of Marbles for quality toys, games and gifts that are at the heart of our business.  There is so much more to discover from homeware, stationery and confectionary to fashion accessories too.  Be sure to browse upstairs and down to find an unusual or unique treat for yourself or others.

Lunch, breakfast and afternoon tea are served in our fully-licensed eatery. Daily specials, children’s menus, gluten free and vegetarian options also available, along with lighter refreshments for a whistle-stop tour. On a sunny day take your dining experience outside for a unique atmosphere sitting amongst the listed kilns in the heart of the Old Pottery site. Children will want to explore the games garden for that extra amusement-factor and dogs are welcome here as well.

Teign Valley Glass is a working glassworks with a team of highly skilled glassmakers.  We use traditional techniques such as glassblowing alongside new methods to create stylish and collectable glassware that you can buy in the glass shop as a lasting memento of your visit.  Many people can be mesmerised here on the viewing platform as there is always something different being made by our skilled craftsmen. 

With four museums of games, glass, pottery and marbles, there really is something for everyone no matter where your interests lay.  The marble museum will tell you more about the worldwide phenomena that many of us as have known and loved over the years.  Childhood memories flood back in the games museum and you will relish in the history of the Pottery site browsing the large collection dating back to as early as the 1700’s. Take a walk through time as you relish in the history waiting to be discovered.

Around the site are many nooks and crannies filled with charm and tradition.  Bespoke made Marble Runs, our site penny press and funfair mirrors are all interactive. You will discover plenty of other quirky finds to keep you intrigued and in awe!

With ample free parking and no admission charge. Open 7 days a week throughout the year. 
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day & Easter Sunday.
 

Guide Prices

FREE entrance / no admission fees

Opening Times

2020 Opening (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
DayTimes

* Please note that on Sundays, we are open from 10 am but unable to start serving until 11 am due to Sunday trading laws.

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Recent Reviews:

  • Jayberg61
    Stock, United Kingdom
    Unique attraction in Devon
    5 of 5 stars
    2nd Mar 2020
    Visited this attraction many times over the last 20 years and am always impressed with the venue. This is a brilliant venue to visit for all age groups and has a decent cafe too. Read full review
  • Nigel S
    United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    First time
    5 of 5 stars
    7th Mar 2020
    What a fabulous place to visit, the museum and the glass blowing was very entertaining.the guy making birds was very helpful and interesting. Read full review
  • Diddy H
    Widnes, United Kingdom
    worth a visit
    4 of 5 stars
    22nd Mar 2020
    we stopped here while on a coach trip day out it is worth a visit lots of different size marbles also they do glass blowing which you can watch and also buy Read full review

Directions

Road Directions

Find us just off the A38 between Exeter and Plymouth, don’t miss a visit to this treasure on the edge of Dartmoor. 

Public Transport Directions

For details, please visit our website at: www.houseofmarbles.com/about/family-fun-devon/getting-here/6/

Facilities

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access - There is level access throughout the ground floor, however unfortunately there is no access to the upstairs part of the shop due to the age of the building. Our shop assistants are happy to help you with finding anything you might require that is inaccessible.
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Coach drop-off point
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Free car parking
  • On-site coach parking
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Open All Year
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • Families
  • Groups - We advise calling in advance to inform us you are coming if you are a large group.
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction - We do have an outside play and dining area for use too if the weather is suitable.

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Cash & Cheque accepted
  • Visa accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given - Our glassworks is a working factory where glass is made and prepared throughout the year. Glassmakers are normally happy to answer questions about the products being made.

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Get in Touch

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Tel01626 835285

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