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House of Marbles

The Old Pottery Pottery Road, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9DS, England
+44 1626 835285
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A GREAT FREE DAY OUT

So initially I thought, ok so this is free wont be that great but it will kill a few hours, but... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ian C
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Good food but a bit expensive. A great museum

We spent all day there as the museum was so interesting. However we left it until 12.30 to go for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ChippyB3
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“glass blowing” (217 reviews)
“marble runs” (200 reviews)
“all ages” (48 reviews)
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The Old Pottery Pottery Road, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9DS, England
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+44 1626 835285
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"glass blowing"
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"marble runs"
in 200 reviews
"all ages"
in 48 reviews
"play area"
in 40 reviews
"glass making"
in 31 reviews
"marble museum"
in 31 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 39 reviews
"rainy day"
in 36 reviews
"gift shop"
in 38 reviews
"free entry"
in 33 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 51 reviews
"glass works"
in 17 reviews
"few hours"
in 23 reviews
"large marble"
in 17 reviews
"great place to visit"
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"cream tea"
in 22 reviews
"large shop"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

So initially I thought, ok so this is free wont be that great but it will kill a few hours, but this place is amazing, a great look at how glass is made, how it works, what we can do, with it, we watched them...More

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent all day there as the museum was so interesting. However we left it until 12.30 to go for lunch and had a long wait for our lunch which in our view cost more than lunches in other cafes. Due to our long wait...More

Thank ChippyB3
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely way to while away a few hours in the world of cream teas and homemade cakes ! Beautiful glassware , lovely children's old fashioned toys, live glass blowing, and a fascinating building! Do it !!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought this was a museum, just a glorified expensive shop. Not worth the visit. Not much of a variety of marbles to purchase either.

Thank Sue T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First impressions were that this is more a series of shops than a museum which we thought that it was. However, we were pleasantly surprised to see artisans crafting their glassware in front of visitors. It has a restaurant serving hot and cold food. There...More

Thank 585Rodney585
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travelling round Dartmoor national park and my mum suggested this place as a stop off.....I wasn't expecting a lot but thought I'd indulge her! It was awesome! Loads of things to see/do, lots of cute souvenirs and very affordable, great parking and the glass firing...More

Thank Nicola M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in here on our way to Dartmoor and were delighted to find it was free, and provided a few little activities to do. I love marble runs and was not disappointed. There's a small marble and pottery museum, live glass blowing, and an...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

House of Marbles is a place with just about everything! Inside the main building there are tables full of games, ornaments, crafts, jewellery, goodies to eat, and of course the best selection of Marbles to be found anywhere! and a very good Cafe. This is...More

Thank Joan Y
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The House of Marbles is a brilliant visit. Free to enter there is something for everyone; mesmerizing marbles runs, fabulous glass blowing demonstrations, pottery exhibition, great children's play area, lovely restaurant and a fantastic gift shop stocking fabulous gifts for everyone and all housed within...More

Thank johughes581015
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

How can such a simple concept, be so mesmerising? Firstly the House of Marbles is free to get in! Once inside there are demonstrations of galls blowing and you are free to watch the craftsmen at work. There is an excellent café, in which we...More

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nicholaspyke1
9 March 2018|
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Response from Tom P | Reviewed this property |
no you can't and they don't make marbles on site.
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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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