Horror fans will soon be able to immerse themselves in the dark world of author Mary Shelley and her infamous creations, as Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein is set to open in nearby Bath this June 2021.
It’s the world’s first attraction dedicated to Mary Shelley and her iconic novel Frankenstein which is credited as being the first ever work of science fiction – and was largely written when the author was living in Bath.
Part museum, part attraction, Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein is set across four floors, promising an ‘unnervingly thrilling, multi-sensory experience’ with strange and bizarre artefacts; immersive sounds, smells and special effects; and assorted body parts on display. It will even have a Frankenstein themed escape room.
As well as telling the story of Dr Victor Frankenstein and his terrifying creation, the attraction explores the inspiration behind them – including a chance to see the monster as Mary Shelley herself imagined him when writing Frankenstein at just 18-years-old.
Fans of Boris Karloff’s famous portrayal of the creature won’t be disappointed either, as there’s a floor full of vintage memorabilia and props dedicated to Frankenstein in pop culture.
Co-founder of Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein, Chris Harris, said: ‘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.’
Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein is due to open in Bath in June 2021.
Tickets went on sale on Monday 15 March 2021 costing from £13.95 per adult with a 10 per cent pre-opening discount available.