Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein

37 Gay Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2NT
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  • Exhibition dedicated to Frankenstein on film
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  • Exhibition dedicated to author Mary Shelley
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  • Film posters on the stairs
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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 museum 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 showing the first ever Frankenstein film from 1910, a Frankenstein-themed Escape Room, The Body In A Suitcase immersive game and, for the braver visitor, a thrilling horror walkthrough experience in the basement.


Exclusive Private Hire Includes:

The entire house to yourselves plus character hosts to look after your event.

Free rein for your guests to relax in our Gothic-themed Bloody Mary’s Bar, a fully stocked paid bar and signature cocktails.

Ten uniquely themed rooms set over four atmospheric floors.

A creepy walkthrough Basement experience.

Price is from £395 for up to 24 people. All events can be tailored to suit you and can include Victor's Lair or The Shallows Escape Rooms, The Body In A Suitcase Game and welcome drinks.

Please get in touch at info@houseoffrankenstein.com or call 01225 551542.


January Offer!

1st January 2024 marks 206 years since Frankenstein was first published in 1818.  The infamous novel was written in Bath by Mary Shelley, aged just 19 years old.  In celebration we are giving all Bath and Bristol residents 2 for 1 entry throughout January 2024.

Bath and Bristol residents are entitled to one free entry when accompanied by one paying adult throughout January 2024. Simply show your Discovery Card or proof of a postcode on arrival. This offer is not valid for online bookings.

The offer is valid from 2nd to 31st January 2024.  Please note this offer is not valid against Escape Room or The Body In A Suitcase game tickets. Tickets for Escape Rooms and games can be upgraded on arrival, subject to availability.


Key Features

4 multi-sensory floors set in a Grade II listed central Bath town house

11 atmospherically themed rooms complete with aroma and sound scapes

The world’s first 8ft animatronic recreation of Frankenstein’s “Creature” as Mary Shelley imagined

Victor’s Lair Escape Room

The Shallows Escape Room

The Body In A Suitcase Challenge

A Frankenstein inspired gift shop

Bloody Mary’s Bar

A scary walk through Basement experience (optional)

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
General House Admission Online (Adult) - Adult£15.50 per ticket
General House Admission Online (Child) - Child£12.50 per ticket
House admission incl. escape room (Adult) - Adult£30.00 per ticket
House admission incl. escape room (Child) - Child£25.00 per ticket

Prices vary depending on whether you include Escape Room or The Body In A Suitcase experiences. A range of combination tickets are available and are subject to party size. Prices are discounted online versus on the day.
Family, Student and Group tickets are available for all experiences.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Situated in the heart of the city of Bath.  Direct access from all major roads. 

Public Transport Directions

By Foot

Situated between Queens Square and The Circus, we are an eight-minute walk from the city centre (Bath Abbey), and approximately 15 minutes walk from Bath Spa train station.


By Train

For trains to Bath please see First Great Western or use Trainline.


By Car

The nearest car park is Charlotte Street, BA1 2NE, which is five minutes walk away. Please note though there is a minimum stay at this car park of 4 hours.

For more details on the city’s car parks, please visit the Bath & North-East Somerset Council Website.


By Coach & Clean Air Zone Restrictions

For the latest information about drop off and parking please check here Visit Bath https://bit.ly/3v0eR11 Bath’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) starts on 15 March 2021. From this date, you may have to pay a daily charge to drive in the zone if your vehicle does not meet required emission standards. Please check whether your vehicle will be charged in a clean air zone. For more information and to check your vehicle please see the Bath & North East Somerset Council website https://bit.ly/2PFZqex



  • Guide Dogs Permitted - | Not suitable for wheelchair access due to multiple floor levels in a Grade II listed building

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Establishment Features

  • Gift shop
  • Toilets - including baby change facilities
  • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - nearby
  • Railway station within walking distance

Opening Times

* Last admission is one hour before closing
Holiday periods vary with general opening from 10am – 7pm (last admission 6pm)
The attraction is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day



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