House of Marbles

House of Marbles, Bovey Tracey: Hours, Address, House of Marbles Reviews: 4.5/5

House of Marbles
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Resort621207
3 contributions
Breakfast
Jul 2021 • Couples
Had a cream tea to takeaway beautiful scones BUT no where near enough clotted cream there was barely enough for half a scone 😞😞😞
Written 24 July 2021
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Heather F
Chudleigh, UK111 contributions
House of Marbles evening meal
Jul 2021
Just had a really enjoyable evening meal food always good, but never been for evening before food, service and ambience was lovely we will be back
Thankyou
Written 17 July 2021
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Mike K
Plymouth, UK108 contributions
Found my marbles!
Jul 2021 • Family
Visited the house of marbles today with our 8 and 15 year old boys. Lots to see, especially the skillful glass blowing in the glassworks.

Great covid precautions, with arrows on the floor and plenty of sanitiser at every turn.

Plenty of variety in the shop and some great bargains to be had if you search for them e.g. buy the pre packed jar of marbles rather than individual ones and a bag.

Upstairs was the marble run which is amazing and could watch it for hours given the chance!

Great way to kill an hour or so on a rainy day!
Written 11 July 2021
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Abigail S
New York City, NY145 contributions
Wonderful trip!
Jun 2021 • Family
This is the place to go, especially on a wet day if you have toddlers and a dog. It saved the day! So much fun to be had with little ones, brilliant that our dog could come too and we all enjoyed the vegan items from the menu and buying some alibi beers and toys in the great shop. The marble runs, small and large, are the stuff of dreams for little toddlers. We’re so pleased we visited.
Written 27 June 2021
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am231058
Dunstable, UK279 contributions
Great place when the weathers not that good
May 2021 • Friends
Great place when the weather’s not that good. Free to enter and very interesting. Brought back memories of my school days. Only disappointment was that we hadn’t booked in the restaurant and even though it was practically empty we could have a cup of coffee.
Written 26 June 2021
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Diane
Devon, UK184 contributions
Ideal wet weather destination
May 2021
Very interesting place to visit, definitely not just marbles! Lovely shopping experience, good quality clothes, ornaments and gifts, toys and traditional board games, together with a small museum, glass blowing workshop and lovely cafe with outdoor seating. My daughter and I had a lovely breakfast of avocado and smoked salmon, with poached eggs on sourdough toast, delicious!
Written 13 June 2021
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Paul G
Greater Manchester, UK35 contributions
Enjoyable 2 hours.
May 2021
House of Marbles is a big shop really but there are 3 little museums inside and that is what makes it so good. The marbles are fascinating and the devices are wonderful.
Worth a visit and you will be surprised.
Written 30 May 2021
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loripoulton
Greater London, UK15 contributions
Superb light lunch
May 2021
We had a really nice light lunch, which was reasonably priced, and its dog friendly throughout the whole of the premises, even glassblowing
Written 24 May 2021
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AlwaysExploring182
Cornwall, UK272 contributions
Pleasantly surprised
May 2021 • Couples
Visited on a rainy day and really enjoyed the experience. Really enjoyed the marble runs and the products for sale. A nice way to spend an hour or two. Would have loved to try the cafe. Looks lovely.
Written 20 May 2021
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Kerryb
2 contributions
Wonderful Welcome, Great Shop and Exhibits
May 2021
A wonderful visit to The H of M while holidaying in Lyme Regis (an hour away). I came with my dog and received a wonderful welcome (despite the fact we were damp from the carpark dash in the torrential rain). All the staff, in all areas were really friendly and helpful. At first glance I thought the place was just a large, glorified gift shop (despite my parents having recommended I visit). Oh, but it is is so much more than that. The museum displays are fascinating, the marble runs were captivating, the café was marvellous and in my view, great value for money and veggie-friendly (I can thoroughly recommend the takeaway picnic box), and as for the shop, that was excellent, I did plenty of early Christmas shopping. It was a wet and miserable day outside, but we managed to while away a good few hours. Thanks to all the staff and also lots of friendly customers I chatted to on that day too.
As for COVID compliance, everything seemed fine to me, but it was a quiet day. Loos were exceptionally clean.
Written 17 May 2021
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House of Marbles is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00