Where Tradition Meets Wonder

Nestled in the heart of Devon, we’re a unique independent business that welcomes visitors year-round. Our roots run deep in the historic art of pottery-making, just one of the intriguing aspects you’ll uncover during your visit.

Our primary focus is crafting high-quality toys, games, gifts and novelties shipped to destinations across the globe. While you’ll find these treasures in our store, we’re more than just a shop.

Our operational glassworks is just one facet of our attraction. You’ll also stumble upon captivating museums, enchanting marble runs, and other delightful discoveries here. Plus, we boast a fully licensed restaurant and much more.

You’ll encounter various fun and distinctive products from multiple brands inside our store. We’re your go-to destination for unique gift ideas, delightful treats for the kids or grandkids, or even a little indulgence for yourself.

Beyond being a shopping haven known as The Emporium, we offer an entirely cost-free and accessible experience with ample, free parking. Visit us and unlock a world of wonder right here in Devon.

A Unique Visitor Attraction for All Ages

For Families and Children

Discover hours of entertainment at our one-of-a-kind attraction. Dive into the world of marble runs, animated animals, fairground mirrors, penny presses and our colossal floating marble. And keep your eyes peeled, as surprises and amusements are tucked away in every corner of our site, adding an element of mystery to your visit.

We won’t reveal all the secrets – part of the fun is stumbling upon hidden gems. But we’ll give you a hint: don’t forget to seek out the secret door in the garden area, and keep an ear out for our lovable snoring bear!

 

For Discerning Visitors

Embark on a journey through our site’s rich history by following the historic trail. Explore museums dedicated to glass, games, marbles and Bovey Pottery. Admire our listed bottle kilns, Statutory Ancient Monuments, next to The Old Pottery Restaurant.

Many of our guests can easily spend an afternoon or two here, leisurely browsing in our gift shop, exploring our glassworks and enjoying a well-deserved break at our Old Pottery Restaurant.

Explore Our Collection

From the delightfully absurd to the exquisitely crafted, we’ve been crafting our distinctive range of traditional games, puzzles, toys, marbles and glassware for decades, celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2023.

As connoisseurs of fine curiosities, you’ll quickly notice that our vintage and antique treasures rival our contemporary offerings.

Take a glimpse at our wide array of toys, games, and marbles in our online shop.

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 consecutive years from 2014 - 2019, and the new Traveller’s Choice Award in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023!