A warm welcome to House of Marbles

We are a unique independent business based in Devon. Open year round, we are based on an historic site of pottery making, which is just one of the many interesting things you will discover about us when you visit.

Our main business is producing quality vintage-inspired and traditional toys, games, gifts & novelties, which we sell all over the world. Of course, you will find all of these great products & more on site, because we are so much more than just shop!

Our working glassworks 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 restaurant and lots more.

Our shop stocks lots of fun and unusual products from a variety of companies, making us a great place to visit for unique gift ideas, a treat for the kids/grandkids or even for a little something for yourself!

We are a FREE destination visit with ample free parking.

A Visitor Attraction like no other

For kids & families

There are hours of entertainment to be had with 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

Tour the site’s historic trail with museums of glass, games, marbles, and Bovey Pottery as well as our listed bottle kilns, which are registered Statutory Ancient Monuments!

Many of our visitors find they can while away an afternoon or two just browsing our gift shop, glassworks and taking refreshments in our Old Pottery Restaurant.

Our range

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 & antique wares, which are only rivalled only by our current range!

Take a look at our toys, games and marbles in our online shop.

Local Tourism

We are proud members of the following Local Tourism organisations:

Visit Devon
Visit South Devon
Visit Dartmoor
English Riviera

Recognised Venue

We have been recognised by a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Awards in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019, and a new Traveller’s Choice Award in 2020, 2021 and 2022!