The House of Marbles in Bovey Tracey (Devon) is a fantastic free unusual attraction to visit, whether you’re a marble lover or not!
The House of Marbles museum is home to some of the oldest & rarest marbles in the world. Each marble has an explanation of how it has been produced to you’ll learn as you go around.
Within the House of Marbles you’ll find several marble runs – including the famous “snooki” marble run. Read below for more information and a video on that!!
The museum has three attractions in one. The House of Marbles museum, a working glass factory & museum and a games museum. See the history of Bovey Tracey pottery, the history of glass blowing and the games museum has a great collection of old board games & marble games – ranging back to the 1600s!
There’s a restaurant and a shop which will also keep you busy. If it’s a nice day, you can also visit the gardens where you’ll find a giant chess set, skittles, a marble fountain, marble games and a play structure for kids. You should allow a good few hours to visit the museum.
The House of Marbles – world’s longest marble run
Within the House of Marbles is “snooki” – the largest of several marble runs by Alex Schmid. “Snooki” is said to be the longest marble run in the world.
In addition to the House of Marbles, you’ll also find a working glass blowing factory. You can see demonstrations of glass blowing by the craftspeople at work. Displays around the factory show you the history of glass making. Many of the products made in the factory are available to purchase in the museum shop.
House of Marbles location
- House of Marbles
The Old Pottery
- 01626 835358
- Website: http://www.houseofmarbles.com/
- Monday – Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm
- Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Admission & parking is free