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House of Marbles

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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lunch and shopping

This place is just on my doorstep but I hadn't,t visited for some time, my loss.the lunch that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Devon, United Kingdom
Fun, interesting & free entry!

Great trip out, took my 6 year old and she was fascinated by the glass blowing and the marble runs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bath, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“glass blowing”(240 reviews)
“marble runs”(226 reviews)
“all ages”(49 reviews)
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The Old Pottery Pottery Road, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9DS, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Some real marble fun with some creative, and large, marble runs and an extensive gift shop. Glass blowing and pottery, Nice looking cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. Outdoor play area.

3  Thank martinkT622FH
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 August 2011

It's free - so excellent value for money - but it is first and foremost a shop. The marble runs are amazing - especially the really big one - and kept the kids occupied for 10 mins each - but the museums were not very...More

4  Thank Qdex2
Andrea H, Guest Relations Manager at House of Marbles, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2013

We are glad you noticed that we are one of the last FREE places to visit, we have also kept land so we can offer our customers free parking too. House of Marbles has museums, a working glassworks where you can watch glass making every...More

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All reviews glass blowing marble runs all ages glass making marble museum play area rainy day gift shop free entry couple of hours few hours glass works large marble well worth a visit great place to visit large shop glass ornaments
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is just on my doorstep but I hadn't,t visited for some time, my loss.the lunch that friend and i had was delicious in this quirky restaurant, very good choice on the menu for a light lunch and pleasantly served.Altogether with the shop museum...More

Thank suechrisallen34
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, so this place is not going to set your world on fire but it's worth a visit. If not for the free entry, the at least the cakes... which are pretty good! It would, of course, be rude not to mention the impressive glass...More

Thank Spike2260
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great trip out, took my 6 year old and she was fascinated by the glass blowing and the marble runs. She enjoyed looking at all the toys in the shop and playing in the outside play area. The cake from the cafe was very tasty...More

Thank doesStuff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place, I’m a local and visit regularly can V highly recommend the cakes! It’s a fascinating place for adults and children you can get lost in here for many happy hours

Thank Naomi R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great little place to find an unusual gift or card. A good day out with young children to see the marble runs and I cannot recommend the Santa’s grotto highly enough!

Thank FaeryMoor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pleasantly surprised. Not just a marble museum, but lots of other things of interest to see. Amazed to find Georgian glasses in a cabinet, (I collect them), and an old mah jong set and other old games. Very nostalgic.

Thank Cheahshir
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Devon gem. A shop, a cafe, a museum, a glassworks and a place of curiosities, what's not to like? And they have marbles, clue is in the name... more marbles than you could wish for :-)

Thank jake q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Full of cheap chinese tat, anything nice is very expensive. The cafe was rammed so we gave that a miss. the glass blowing was quite nice to watch but the products were very expensive compared to the craft centre in Cockington Village

Thank mackmanje
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Heading back home after a day out elsewhere we noticed the signs for this place. I'm ad we did, it's a lovely shop and glass ware factory. We spent a fair amount of time watching the glass makers working, hot stuff. Looked around the shop...More

Thank thething1979
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We have been to this fascinating place with family and children previously but this time we took a visiting Australian relative. We started with a really lovely meal in the restaurant followed by a nostalgic look at all the children’s toys and games from yester-year...More

Thank Margaret S
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9 March 2018|
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Response from Tom P | Reviewed this property |
no you can't and they don't make marbles on site.
12 June 2016|
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Response from Manger1234 | Property representative |
Hello Firstly, please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in responding to your question. We welcome dogs everywhere here except for inside our restaurant (assistance dogs are allowed inside the restaurant... More
24 January 2015|
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Response from patricia m | Reviewed this property |
9 til 5pm Monday through Saturday 10 till 5pm sunday free admission