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House of Marbles

The Old Pottery Pottery Road | The Old Pottery, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9DS, England
+44 1626 835285
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Interesting, free and a great cafe/restaurant

Very interesting place with little museums of pottery and marbles that are free to see. Also a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
urbanfox1
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Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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Great attraction and it's FREE!!

You won't find any flyers advertising this place but it's a great visit for all ages. View all the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Andy C
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Bracknell, England, United Kingdom
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  • Average6%
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“glass blowing” (179 reviews)
“marble runs” (167 reviews)
“all ages” (40 reviews)
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The Old Pottery Pottery Road | The Old Pottery, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9DS, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very interesting place with little museums of pottery and marbles that are free to see. Also a glass blowing workshop where you can see glass products being made and a shop selling gifts including glass and marbles. There is a lovely cafe/restaurant serving delicious food....More

Thank urbanfox1
Reviewed 2 days ago

You won't find any flyers advertising this place but it's a great visit for all ages. View all the different types and sizes of marbles, watch them making glass ornaments and vases and see the history of the pottery site. Amazing marble runs to view,...More

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 5 days ago

An excellent afternoon's entertainment! Plenty to see both inside and outside. Our children particularly enjoyed the outside play area. Allow plenty of time if buying marbles to take home ..... a huge choice!

Thank Dianne C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great selection of marbles, pottery and artefacts from yesteryear, well displayed and labelled, café, free parking and entry, well worth a visit.

Thank menubuster
Manger1234, Public Relations Manager at House of Marbles, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear menubuster I am delighted you enjoyed your visit. Thank you very much for your review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Called here whilst passing. Used to be a glass /pottery mill. There's glass blowing you can observe. Pottery museum and pottery, glass ware to buy, as well as confectionary and wooden toys.. The marble runs are amazing

Thank karenhandley16
Manger1234, Public Relations Manager at House of Marbles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello karenhandley16 Thanks for taking the time to post your review and for your feedback - it is very much appreciated. We are very glad you found us interesting. Thank you.

Reviewed 1 week ago

nice museum, great to see the glassblowers, even though it was all the same, no special glass art. Being a lampworker myself that was abit of a dissapointment. Big shop, not going home without a souvenirMore

Thank Patrice M
Manger1234, Public Relations Manager at House of Marbles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Patrice M Thank you for coming to see us and taking the time to post your feedback. What you see our glassmakers producing depends on what our customers (galleries and stores worldwide) have ordered and this can range from bespoke art glass to our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a short break in Exeter in April. Searched for dog friendly places to visit and House of Marbles came up. Luckily we arrived before the coaches did as it's a very popular place. In we went 3 adults and 1 ageing pooch. Who proceeded...More

Thank Alsoknownasmum
Manger1234, Public Relations Manager at House of Marbles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Alsoknownasmum There's absolutely no need to apologise, animals have a habit of doing what they want when they want - remember Lulu the elephant on Blue Peter (if not Google it)?!!!! Dogs and well behaved owners are very welcome here. Thank you for a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a little confused by this place. It's basically a very large shop with a nice choice of home & gift items. They all seem high end quality and it's good that they are a little different. You then have a glass shop where...More

1  Thank AmyDan09
Manger1234, Public Relations Manager at House of Marbles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear AmyDan09 Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review and your kind comments. Some of our visitors spend 45 minutes here, some spend a lot longer and you are all welcome. Next time you visit us, why not have lunch...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been meaning to visit here for a while and so glad we did. Lots of fascinating things to see,and a shop full of wonderful things to buy,with very pleasant,helpful staff. To be honest you could spend all day watching the marble runs. Great fun.More

Thank Mike W
Manger1234, Public Relations Manager at House of Marbles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mike W We are delighted to hear you made it and enjoyed your visit so much - thank you for letting us know, we really appreciate it. Yes, our marble runs, especially Snooki are very popular and great entertainment for all. Hopefully it will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have come here many times over the years, kids are fascinated by all the marbles and toys on show. Recently took our grand daughter there and she loved it too, who cant be impressed with the marble run on the first floor, worth going for...More

Thank mark_d1964
Manger1234, Public Relations Manager at House of Marbles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear mark_d1964 We can't thank you enough for such a wonderful review and your valued custom over the years - it means a lot to us. We hope it is not too long before you come to see us again. Thank you.

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jennifer474
12 June 2016|
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Response from Manger1234 | Property representative |
Hello Firstly, please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in responding to your question. We welcome dogs everywhere here except for inside our restaurant (assistance dogs are allowed inside the restaurant... More
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LizF196
24 January 2015|
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Response from patricia m | Reviewed this property |
9 til 5pm Monday through Saturday 10 till 5pm sunday free admission
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