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House of Marbles

Museums and Art Galleries, Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes, Indoor and Outdoor
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Location iconBovey Tracey
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Explore a history of glass and watch master craftsmen at work from the viewing platform inside the working glassworks on site. Look through the collection of board games, marble games and bagatelles from the early 1600s in the site’s games museum for a sense of nostalgia for mums, dad’s and grandparents.

Buy a new collection of marbles for children who can enjoy a renewed enthusiasm for the game of marbles. Press the buttons on the interactive marble runs and watch the marbles whoosh through the metal runs! Four can be found in the marble museum and the largest marble run on site 'Snookie 2000' can be seen covering one whole wall in the upstairs shop, using Snooker balls instead of marbles (hence its name). We suggest you bring a camera to capture the many twists and turns!

In the Games Garden you’ll find a play structure for 3 to 12-year-olds which is a very popular feature for keeping children entertained. Plus enjoy refreshments from the Old Pottery Restaurant inside or in the courtyard dining area where you can overlook the giant gravity-defying floating marble centrepiece. Chess, giant Jericho and of course marbles are also on offer for a little healthy family competition (go mum!).

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Closed Easter Sunday, 25th - 26th December & 1st January



The Old Pottery, Pottery,
Bovey Tracey,
TQ13 9DS,

Phone number

01626 835285


Free admission

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