Be amazed and amused at House of Marbles. Lot of wonderful sights to behold for all ages.
Shop at House of Marbles for quality toys, games and gifts that are at the heart of the business. There is so much more to discover from homeware, stationery and confectionary to fashion accessories too. Be sure to browse upstairs and down to find an unusual or unique treat for yourself or others.
Lunch, breakfast and afternoon tea are served in their fully-licensed eatery. Daily specials, children’s menus, gluten free and vegetarian options also available, along with lighter refreshments for a whistle-stop tour. On a sunny day take your dining experience outside for a unique atmosphere sitting amongst the listed kilns in the heart of the Old Pottery site. Children will want to explore the games garden for that extra amusement-factor and dogs are welcome here as well.
Teign Valley Glass is a working glassworks with a team of highly skilled glassmakers. They use traditional techniques such as glassblowing alongside new methods to create stylish and collectable glassware that you can buy in the glass shop as a lasting memento of your visit. Many people can be mesmerised here on the viewing platform as there is always something different being made by their skilled craftsmen.
With four museums of games, glass, pottery and marbles, there really is something for everyone no matter where your interests lay. The marble museum will tell you more about the worldwide phenomena that many of us have known and loved over the years. Childhood memories flood back in the games museum and you will relish in the history of the Pottery site browsing the large collection dating back to as early as the 1700’s. Take a walk through time as you relish in the history waiting to be discovered.
Around the site are many nooks and crannies filled with charm and tradition. Bespoke made Marble Runs, their site penny press and funfair mirrors are all interactive. You will discover plenty of other quirky finds to keep you intrigued and in awe!
With ample free parking and no admission charge. Open 7 days a week throughout the year. Find them just off the A38 between Exeter and Plymouth, don’t miss a visit to this treasure on the edge of Dartmoor.
Brass Rubbing Trail :
While aimed towards young families, they are happy for those of all ages to take part, even if you don’t have children with you! Suitable from around 4 years+ (with assistance). The trail enables children and adults alike to learn about the site and really make the most of their visit.
Take part for just £1 including crayons and a keepsake booklet. Tickets to be purchased on the day, no need to book in advance.
This tour is self guided so it will take as long as you want it to, although they would recommend planning a minimum of 30 minutes to complete. There are also some lovely black and white illustrations by Exeter artist Clare Elsom, which can be coloured in to extend the activity time.
PLEASE NOTE: Three of the 10 trail sites are outside – these are optional in adverse weather conditions. There is also one upstairs site so should you be unable to access this you can always ask their shop staff for the secret location (but shhhhh, keep it quiet!).