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House of Frankenstein

37 Gay Street, Bath, BA1 2NT. England


Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein is an award-winning immersive museum in the centre of Bath. It tells the compelling story of how Mary, as a Regency teenager, was inspired to write the world’s most famous horror story, Frankenstein, and explores the legacy of her incredible creation.

Extending over four floors, students will explore an atmospherically decorated Georgian townhouse featuring themed rooms, bespoke soundscapes, special effects, and evocative aromas to provide an entertaining and informative journey through Shelley’s complex life.

The House also offers two escape rooms, a screening room featuring the world’s first Frankenstein silent movie from 1910 (12 minutes long), and an optional horror walk-through experience in the basement.

Venue resources

Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 7-11 ZIP 12.13MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 11-14 ZIP 12.13MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

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Educational Experiences

Educational Experiences

A visit to the House of Frankenstein is designed to support lesson time learning. Expect eye-popping scientific revelations, incredible props, beautiful artwork and a close encounter with the 8-foot tall Creature which is recreated for the first time exactly as Mary Shelley described it in her novel.

Learn how Mary Shelley came to write the first ever science fiction novel at just 19. How the times and culture in which the novel was written define the narrative and subject matters of the story.

The experience is self-guided and educational worksheets tailored to different age groups are available

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Escape Rooms

Put your logic skills to the test with one of the House of Frankenstein’s escape rooms!

Victor’s Lair – Welcome to Victor’s miserable attic quarters. The clock is ticking for you to unlock the mysteries of life itself and, critically, your way out to freedom before his return…
The Shallows – You’ve gained unauthorised access to The Shallows only to discover the conspiracy rumours are a great deal worse than ever imagined. You have 1 hour to uncover the truth, save yourself and possibly, humanity itself…

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Venue Details



37 Gay Street, Bath
BA1 2NT. England

Opening Hours

Open Daily. Sun-Fri: 11am-5pm. Sat and school holidays 10am-6pm