Posted By: Editor
May 24, 2023
House of Marbles is a company who have been creating timeless toys that bring joy to generations of families. They started by making quality wooden board games to sell at local craft fairs and have now grown into a leading producer of toys, gifts and books which are sold worldwide.
The organisation began in Chudleigh,1973, moving to Teignmouth and then onto its current headquarters in Bovey Tracey. House of Marbles opened its doors to the public in the early 1990s and has grown tremendously to what it is today.
There is a unique and fabulous array of bespoke marble runs, museums of pottery, marbles, glass and games. On display you can find the world’s best-travelled marble machine; it has made over 15 million marbles in its working history. A working glass studio preserves glassmaking skills, the daytime and evening restaurant is set which is set in the heart of the company with views of the old pottery kilns. The shops host an array of gifts from House of Marble’s own products amongst many others, making it an ideal shopping destination for all ages and tastes.
Some of the most unique installations include several bespoke marble runs, including Snooki 2000, which covers a whole wall in the upstairs shop, made using Snooker Balls, a Brass Rubbing Trail and a Penny Press.
Various parts of the business will celebrate throughout the year, starting with a range of their traditional products from over the years, in new celebratory packaging, there is an ever-so-fun afternoon tea on offer which is complete with cake pops, mini delicacies and more, with a unique House of Marble twist as it is set on a traditional chess set.
Andrea Harkin, Managing Director “One of our company sayings is ‘a nod to the past and an eye of the future’, I firmly believe it is relevant in all parts of the business. We have a traditional company that has had to respond and adapt throughout the years; we aim to keep quality at the heart of what we do, customer services and value for money. This year we wanted to really acknowledge the 50 years more from a point of thanking our customers both local visitors and tourists, to our trade customers and of course, our staff who have supported and enjoyed the business too”.
As the company looks forward to what the next half a century might hold, they are focused on its sustainability throughout the business, with an ever-growing range of environmentally friendly toys and games to electric furnaces.
Events, news, and stories will be shared on their website and social media platforms from now until the end of the year.
About House of Marbles:
House of Marbles is a British toy manufacturer founded in Chudleigh, Devon, in 1973. It has grown into a leading producer of timeless toys that families worldwide enjoy to this day. From traditional games like marbles and jacks to contemporary puzzles and brain teasers, they offer a wide range of products that inspire imagination, foster a love of play and challenge the mind. Its family-friendly site in Bovey Tracey is open to the public year-round with free entry and ample free parking.