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Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein

37 Gay Street, Bath, BA1 2NT


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Mary's room at House of Frankenstein


In 1816, Mary Shelley wrote much of the world’s first science fiction novel, Frankenstein, while living in Bath.
Extending over four atmospheric floors, Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein is an award winning, multi-sensory visitor attraction charting Shelley’s unconventional life and the lasting legacy of her infamous creation.
Bursting with unusual artefacts, ominous soundtracks, bespoke smells and special effects, they also present an 8ft animatronic creature, authentically reproduced for the first time exactly as Mary Shelley described.
The House also features two rooms dedicated to popular culture, a small screening room, a Frankenstein themed Escape Room and, for the braver visitor, a thrilling horror walkthrough experience in the basement.



The Escape Room

The clock is ticking for you to unlock the mysteries of an unhinged mind and, more critically, your way out to freedom

Welcome to Victor Frankenstein’s creepy attic quarters strewn with insane equations, strange artefacts and miscellaneous body parts.

Victor is close to unlocking the mysteries of life and requires just a few key components to fulfil his maniacal quest. Having coerced you into his quarters with promises of “riches beyond your wildest dreams”, it’s actually your vital organs he’s after!

The Escape Room is a multiple puzzle-based game suitable for groups and families with older children.

Please be advised - The Escape Room is a dark disorientating area with some confined spaces and may not be suitable for those who suffer with claustrophobia or have a nervous disposition. Special effects, audio and flashing lighting are used throughout and therefore may not be advisable for those with photosensitive epilepsy.

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  • Student Offer

    Students save over 17% at Bath's world-first attraction, Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein. Step into the dark world of Mary Shelley and her most infamous creation, Frankenstein. Set over four immersive and multi-sensory floors including our ominous basement. Victor’s Lair Escape Room experience is now open. Tickets from £12 online for groups, £12.80 for individual students.

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  • Mary Shelley's birthday

    Anyone called Mary, who has the surname Shelley or who is celebrating their birthday on 30th August can enter the attraction free of charge (excludes Escape Room) for that day only.

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  • After Dark - Nights to Die For

    The offer: Join the biggest and most terrifying Halloween season event in Bath! Between 21st and 31st October 2022, Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein is offering £15 entry to all visitors from 6pm until late - full details will follow. 

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  • In town/city centre
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Opening Times

2022 Opening (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00*

* We are open everyday, from 11am to 5pm (last admission one hour before closing)

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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