Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein

Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein

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This Easter, you're invited to take part in The Great Escape Room Challenge 2024

This Spring, the award-winning multi-sensory Museum and Escape Rooms experience is challenging you to take part in the immersive Easter events!

From the 29th March until 14th April, test your wit and nerve and see how long you can last in these two thrilling scenarios:

  • Victor's Lair Escape Room - Up to seven players
  • The Shallows Basement Escape Rooms - Maximum of four players

The Great Escape Room Challenge wants to see who can conquer the two exhilarating escape rooms the quickest! With a record of an electrifying 23 minutes, will you reign with fear this year?

Help the House of Frankenstein find the Escape Artists of 2024!


Visit one of the best attractions in Bath today

Slightly spooked, fascinated by the macabre, and wholeheartedly intrigued by Mary Shelley and her imagination?  

A trip to the House of Frankenstein in Bath is waiting for all those seeking the mysterious times behind the world’s first science fiction tale. 

Very few know that 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 where visitors will be immersed in Shelley’s unconventional tragic life and the lasting legacy of her infamous creation.

Bursting with unusual artefacts, ominous soundtracks, bespoke smells and special effects, we also present an 8ft animatronic breathing creature, authentically reproduced for the first time exactly as Mary Shelley described.

The House also features two rooms dedicated to popular culture, an intimate screening room, a Frankenstein-themed Escape Room and, for the braver visitor, a thrilling horror walkthrough experience in the basement.

Enter if you dare!

Sitting on the southern tip of the Cotswolds, the streets of Bath are lined with the quintessential buildings of sand-coloured stone you’ll find throughout the entire area. 

But as you stroll down Gay St, take a turn and find yourself stepping foot into Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein – well, that all suddenly changes.  

Before the darkness takes over, you’ll first get the chance to learn about Mary Shelley and what life was like during the 19th-century, when ideas commonplace today were revolutionary discoveries back then. 

Wander from room to room, filled with fascinating depictions of haunting paintings at one turn, and informative boards packed with intriguing stories the next. 

Don’t get too distracted though, there’s someone you might want to meet before your time at the house comes to an end. 

Well, hello there

Towering above the entire room at a mighty eight-foot, Frankenstein’s Monster stands like a giant, surrounded by the laboratory where the first blast of electricity entered his body.  

Its gaze draws you in, and then when you’re least expecting it, the monster’s eyes flicker, its chest pushes out against the tatters covering it, and for a moment you’ll be convinced it’s going to reach out and grab you.  

After leaving Frankenstein’s Monster behind, the sounds of electric circuits buzzing and far away screams are the first sign you’re drawing near to the basement.  

Dare to enter? Prepare for lights to cut out, odd creatures looming in the darkness, and a fair few severed body parts wherever you turn! 

What was Victor up to down there? What secrets did he discover? They might be mysteries we never find an answer to. 

Looks like you’re trapped!

Think you’ve got what it takes to figure out how to escape Victor’s Lair?  

You’ll have to decipher the ramblings of the mad to discover the puzzling equation. Only then, and then alone, will you be able to escape Victor’s grasp! 

If you’ve never read the book before, after your adventure around the House of Frankenstein comes to an end – you’re going to be immediately heading to the nearest bookshop to pick up a copy. 

Then back home, tea brewed and Hobnobs at the ready, settle down with the lamplight glowing at your side and a blanket wrapped around you – you’re going to want to get comfy before starting this tale.  

After a day of thrills and jumps, we couldn’t think of a better way to spend your evening.  

Days out deals in Bath at Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein! 

Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein - Day Tickets

Book your standard entry day ticket here to visit Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein

Available to 1 December 2024

House of Frankenstein - Group Tickets

Group tickets - perfect if you're visiting with friends and family

Available to 1 December 2024

Victor's Lair Escape Room - Individual Tickets

Can you escape the the ramblings of an unhinged mind and find your way to freedom? Only one way to find out...

Available to 1 December 2024

Victor's Lair Escape Room - Group Tickets

The clock is ticking for you to unlock the ramblings of an unhinged mind, and more critically, your way out to freedom - can you escape?

Available to 1 December 2024

Victor's Lair (Includes House Entry)

Book tickets now to escape from Universal's most horrifying monster, Victor Frankenstein! An exhilarating day out!

Available to 1 December 2024

The Shallows (Includes House Entry)

Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein is an perfectly ordinary, immersive, interactive museum... with a secret room hiding underground. Can you escape?

Available to 1 December 2024

Body In A Suitcase (Includes House Entry)

Book tickets now to one of the best museums in Bath! Filled with fun things to do for families and friends, it's an unforgettable experience!

Available to 1 December 2024
37 Gay St,

How to get here

Address: House of Frankenstein, 37 Gay Street, Bath, BA1 2NT

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By Foot:

  • Situated between Queens Square and The Circus, the House of Frankenstein is an eight minute walk from the city centre (Bath Abbey).
  • The museum is around 15 minutes from Bath Spa Train Station.

By Train:

  • Bath Spa Train Station is located 15 minutes walking distance away

By Car:

  • Nearest Car Park: Charlotte Street, BA1 2NE - Around a five minute walk away.
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  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Some areas of the attraction are designed to be scary - parents and guardians should use good judgement whether the house will be suitable for their children
  • The attraction is located in a grade II listed townhouse and is split across four levels - currently they are unable to accommodate wheelchairs
  • Basement walk-through experience is not suitable for those with asthma, photo-sensitivity or epilepsy, claustrophobia and heart conditions

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