The House of Marbles
A Visitor Attraction like no other
Spend hours in the museum, fascinated by marble runs, animated animals, fairground mirrors, a penny press and a giant floating marble. This really is a museum with a difference, you’ll discover hidden amusements in every single nook and cranny of the museum. Look out for the secret door in the garden and don’t forget to look out for the lovable snoring bear.
The site has a historical trail to follow, with museums of glass, marbles and games as well as listed kilns which are a real treat to see. An afternoon can be easily spent just milling around the gift shop and enjoying the licenced restaurant.
Traditional games, puzzles, toys, marbles and glassware are all available to buy in the on-site shop. It’s well worth a visit to see how much work is put into each piece and is a great place to buy unique gifts.
House of Marbles and Teign Valley Glass works at Bovey Tracey are situated between Exeter and Plymouth on the A38 just off the Drumbridges roundabout towards Bovey Tracey and in the opposite direction to Trago Mills.
FREE parking is available at House of Marbles. If you can not find a space in front of the building you will find one to the rear of the building.
From Newton Abbot Bus Station catch bus number 39, disembark on Pottery Road, Bovey Tracey. Please check the lastest Stagecoach timetable for the most recent information. This bus runs from Newton Abbot - Heathfield - Bovey Tracey - Chudleigh Knighton - Chudleigh - Exeter Bus Station.
The closest railway station is Newton Abbot which is a 15 minute taxi journey or bus journey away. Please see the National Rail Site for more detailed travel information.
We are privileged to be situated in a beautiful part of Devon which is easily accessible for cyclists. Bovey Tracey is known as ‘Gateway to the Moor’ so make the most of Dartmoor National Park with its many cycle routes while you are here.