World's Biggest Marble Run at The House of Marbles in Devon

The House of Marbles in Bovey Tracey (Devon) is a fantastic free unusual attraction to visit, whether you’re a marble lover or not!

House of Marbles in Bovey Tracey (Devon)

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

World's Biggest Marble Run at The House of Marbles in Devon

World’s Biggest Marble Run at The House of Marbles in Devon

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.

Glass Blowing

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
    Pottery Road
    Bovey Tracey
    TQ13 9DS

Contact Details

Opening Times

  • Monday – Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm

Admission & parking is free

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  • foz_uk

    marble museum? Seriously?! what will be next? A tiddly-winks museum?! If I am ever in the area i will probably have a look tho!!!!!!

  • Jenny

    I visited the House of Marbles back in 2005 and had a fabulous time! It’s more interesting than it sounds 🙂