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Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein opening in Bath in spring 2021

mary shelley's house of frankenstein

Bath is set to welcome the world’s first attraction devoted to Mary Shelley and her monstrous novel Frankenstein (1818). Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein is opening in spring 2021.

Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein invites genre fans to explore the murky world of the mother of modern horror, as well as her infamous creation, Frankenstein’s monster.

House of Frankenstein marks the first time that the life of Mary Shelley will be showcased in its own attraction. It will tell the full story behind the birth of the novel Frankenstein.

The attraction explores the tragic events, inquisitive mind, conversations, and literary interests that led to Mary Shelley’s book about young scientist Victor Frankenstein.

Immersive experience at House of Frankenstein

It also looks at Mary Shelley’s trip to the Villa Diodati in Geneva, where the story came to her in a waking dream in which she saw a “hideous phantasm of a man” being animated by “the working of some powerful engine”.

House of Frankenstein features four atmospheric floors, including a dank and foreboding basement. Guests will get the chance to immerse themselves in the past of Mary Shelley, also uncovering the true story behind her life.

It will boast unusual artefacts and vintage items, interactive multi-sensory environments, and an abundance of body parts for an unnerving, illuminating and thrilling experience.

Explore the murky world of Mary Shelley

The attraction is currently under construction. Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein was founded by Jonathan Willis and Chris Harris, who serves as director.

Universal Orlando recently launched two new haunted houses, one of which was Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives, despite the cancellation of Halloween Horror Nights 2020.

Last year, Holoride, Universal Pictures and Ford announced the world’s first in-car VR experience based on Universal Monsters’ Bride of Frankenstein.

Tickets go on sale in December for Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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