• Opening in Bath 2021 – the world first visitor attraction, Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein, announces tickets on sale now
  • Step into the dark world of Mary Shelley, uncover the tragic events behind her life, and come face to face with one of popular culture’s most enduring iconic creations
  • Book now to experience the unnervingly thrilling, multi-sensory experience at:
  • Pre-opening discount offer until 25 April 2021, giving early bookers 10% off the standard online ticket price, and a 20% saving on group tickets for parties of five or more

BATH 15 March 2021: Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein, the immersive new visitor attraction opening in Bath this year, announces tickets are now on sale online with a pre-opening discount – offering up to 20% off until 25 April 2021.

Many will know the story of Victor Frankenstein and his terrifying creation born out of assorted body parts, strange chemicals and a mysterious spark …

But less known is the full tragic story behind the young female author and pioneer of the science-fiction genre, who began writing ‘Frankenstein’ aged just 18 in 1816 – and how she really envisioned the now legendary monster, a wholly different creature to the flat-topped, green skinned beast we think of today.

For the very first time, the much-anticipated new visitor experience will tell the full story behind the genesis of Shelley’s novel. Blurring the lines between museum and immersive experience, the attraction will commemorate the legacy of her work across four atmospheric floors, uncovering:

  • Mary Shelley’s complex past - a precocious talent and unusual interests reveal a chilling insight into the author’s exceptional mind. Retrace the tragic events and radical scientific thinking that fermented in Mary’s imagination before her trip to the Villa Diodati in Geneva, where she conjured the first fragments of her monster in her infamous “waking dream”.
  • The monster Mary imagined – come face to face with the centrepiece of Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein, in Victor Frankenstein’s laboratory. Brought to lifebyEurope’s leading producer of film animatronics and special effects, multi-BAFTA award winning Millennium FX will recreate Mary Shelley’s monster exactly as she imagined it in the novel. Since Boris Karloff’s powerful portrayal of the lumbering creature in the classic 1931 film, Frankenstein, now one the most instantly recognisable and copied cultural icons on the planet, there has been a bewildering array of equally unfaithful interpretations of Shelley’s monster. That is, until now…
  • A dank foreboding basement – dare to explore the eerie underbelly of the house. Dark alcoves, cellars and vaults, paired with intense audio and visual effects and scenes of a disturbing nature, provide a disorientating and unnerving horror walk-through experience.
  • Frankenstein in popular culture - Frankenstein-fanatics that like their monster toweringly tall, grotesquely green and with electrodes on his neck, will also not be disappointed, with Frankenstein in popular culture unpacked in its own dedicated floor bursting with vintage memorabilia and props, and a gift shop with unique and bizarre collector items.

What to expect

Featuring ominous music and unsettling soundscapes, temperature control, aromas, lighting and special effects, electric shocks, projections, props, unusual artefacts, and vintage items throughout, Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein will aim to deliver a scarily immersive, unnervingly thrilling and visceral experience.

Chris Harris, Co-Founder of Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein, reveals, “Few realise that Mary Shelley wrote much of her iconic novel while living in Bath over 200 years ago. We are excited to mark this historical connection to the city and commemorate her life in a way that has never been seen before. With a bizarre collection of memorabilia, set within a chilling immersive experience, we can’t wait to open our doors”.

When tickets go live on Monday 15 March, guests will be able to purchase a voucher to redeem on their preferred date once announced. The attraction is scheduled to open in June 2021, dependent on and in accordance with UK government guidance around COVID-19. Franken-fans can sign up the newsletter and visit the website for updates.


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Notes to Editors


Pre-opening discount:

Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein is offering a pre-opening discount for all early bookers of 10% off the standard online price and a further 20% saving on group tickets for parties of five or more.

Plus, guests purchasing the attraction’s bespoke ebooks, ‘Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’ and ‘The Life of Mary Shelly, A Concise Biography’, will automatically receive one free ticket worth up to £13.95 now, or £15.50 at the standard online price. 

The pre-opening discount is valid until 25 April 2021.

*Prices and dates are subject to change.


How to book

Ahead of opening in June, Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein will offer guests the flexibility of choosing their date of visit closer to opening. The attraction will issue everyone who purchases a voucher code. The code can be redeemed nearer opening for guests to select the day of visit and time of entry. 

Ticket vouchers can be purchased at:


Pre-opening discount ticket prices

  • ebook download & Free Ticket                 £13.95
  • Adult (16 yrs+)                                               £13.95
  • Child (6-15yrs)                                               £11.25
  • Family of four                                                £47.70
  • Family of three                                              £34.47
  • Student                                                          £11.52
  • Groups of 5                                                    £61.20
  • Groups of 6                                                    £70.20 


37 Gay Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2NT

Opening times

To be announced.

COVID-19 Compliance

Social distancing will be enforced throughout the attraction as well as COVID safety protocols in place throughout the building.

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