For History

At House of Marbles, we really cherish the history of what we do and know that a lot of our visitors do too. After you have visited our 4 free museums of glass, games, marbles, and pottery these are the next places we would suggest visiting in the local area.

Hound Tor Deserted Medieval Village

A group of 13th Century stone Houses which were thought to have been abandoned in the 15th Century due to plague. Overlooked by one of the Ten Tors with great views of the site if you can get to the summit.

Hound Tor

Dartmoor Prison Museum near Princetown

Find out about the most famous inhabitants, great escapes, weapons and over 200 years of history.

Dartmoor Prison Museum

Castle Drogo near Drewsteignton

A National Trust property with views of Teign Gorge. Has a range of activities for all ages plus its’ very own secret garden!

Castle Drogo

Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre

The building is based in the old Bovey Tracey Railway Station Building and has lots of interesting facts about the history of quarrying, mining and pottery making in the area.

Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre

Exeter’s Underground Passages

As long as you’re not claustrophobic this is a great find which will give you a bit of the history of Exeter through the ages.

Exeter’s Underground Passages

If you don’t mind going a bit further afield, we also recommend taking a look at:
Berry Pomeroy Castle
A La Ronde House
The Golden Hind (Ship) in Brixham

Recognised Venue

We have been recognised by a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Awards in consecutive years from 2014 - 2019, and the new Traveller’s Choice Award in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023!