A Warm Welcome to House of Marbles
We are a FREE destination visit with ample free parking.
We are a small independent company that has been around for over 40 years. Open all year round, we are based on an historic site of pottery making in Bovey Tracey, Devon.
Our working glassworks on site is just one of many reasons to visit us, alongside a variety of interesting museums, marble runs and other fun finds as well as a fully licensed daytime restaurant and lots more. We are well known for our range of traditional games, toys & of course marbles: however, you may not be aware of the eclectic range of products in our retail shop which are sourced locally and worldwide making it a a great place to visit for unique gift ideas. In response to customer demand or just in case you cannot visit us here we now also offer a selection of these products online.
A Visitor Attraction like no other
You will be entertained for hours by our wonderful array of marble runs, animated animals, fairground mirrors, penny press and our giant floating marble. You will also discover lots of interesting hidden amusements in almost every nook and cranny of our site, but we will let you discover these for yourselves rather than spoil all the fun. Our top tip is to look for the secret door in the garden area and don’t forget to find our loveable snoring bear!
For the more discerning visitor
You can tour the site’s historic trail with museums of glass, games, marbles, and Bovey Pottery as well as our listed kilns. Many of our visitors find they can while away an afternoon or two just browsing our gift shop, glassworks and taking refreshments in our licensed restaurant.
From the ridiculous to the sublime, we have been manufacturing our unusual range of traditional games, puzzles, toys, marbles and glassware for many years. We are purveyors of fine curios, and you will see when you visit us that our collection of vintage and antique wares are rivalled only by our current range! Take a look at our toys, games and marbles in our online shop here.
We also sell a small range of products from our glassworks Teign Valley Glass on our website so take a look here.
Monday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am* – 5pm
* Due to Sunday Trading Laws please note that purchases in the shops cannot be made until 11 am on Sundays
Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing & New Year’s Day.
We also close at 3pm on Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve (last orders in the restaurant at 2pm).