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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much is it to enter your attraction?

    It's completely FREE to access all of our site! What's more we have lots of free parking too!

    We highly recommend bringing some spending money though as our shop sells many weird and wonderful things and our licensed onsite restaurant is highly recommended to take refreshments in while you are here.

  • Do we need to book in advance to visit House of Marbles?

    No, just show up and enter within our normal opening hours, however we do advise that if you are planning to dine with us you book a table in the restaurant in advance to avoid disappointment. You can book a table by calling 01626 831 320.

  • Do you allow dogs?

    Yes, everywhere apart from the main restaurant area, with the exception of assistance dogs, however the conservatory dining area is a dog-friendly zone for dining with us indoors.

    We ask that all dog owners do not to leave their dogs in cars. If unavoidable to do so we ask that they please ensure a window is open.

  • Do you allow coach visits and group bookings?

    Yes - we love coach parties! We do ask that coach parties and large groups book in advance on 01626 831313. Please ask about our Coach Incentive Scheme when calling. Please note: We do not accept coach parties between the hours of 12-2pm.

  • Is your restaurant available for private hire?

    We have the facilities to run private events and invite anyone who is interested in this to get in touch to discuss their requirements. Please contact us via email on or by phone on 01626 831320.

  • Do you take work experience students?

    Yes we do. If you are interested in applying for a work experience placement with us, please send an email to and be sure to include some information about yourself, your required dates and your preferred areas of interest.

  • What is your most expensive marble?

    In our current range our highest priced marble is £315 but in the past we have had marbles that have retailed up to £800. We also sell a Luxury Duke of York Solitaire Board for £1099!!

    Take a look at our collectors marbles in our online shop at

  • Where is your Penny Press Machine?

    Our Penny Press Machine is currently situated within the Marble Museum. Please ask a member of staff if you would like them to point you in the right direction when visiting.

  • Who do I contact to sell a product in your shop?

    If you would like to approach us about stocking your products, please email our Retail Director on

  • What is a lavatory?


    A room or compartment with a toilet and washbasin; a bathroom.
    A sink or washbasin in a bathroom.
    It is a traditional term for what many people refer to as a toilet, a WC, a loo, so follow the sign to the lavatories because there are no toilets.

  • Where can I stay in the area whilst visiting you?

    South Devon is a lovely area with a lot of natural beauty to discover.

    If you would like to stay in Bovey Tracey then we can highly recommend contacting Bovey Tracey Information Centre for further information.

    We also recommend visiting Original Cottages, Independent Cottages, Dartmoor Accommodation, Helpful Holidays, Visit Moretonhampstead and Visit South Devon for further accommodation outside of Bovey Tracey.

    We also recommend taking a look at Great Days Out for ideas on other great places to visit whilst on holiday in the local area.

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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!