Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein, a brand new attraction based in the centre of Bath, has announced it will be opening its doors to the public on 30th June.
Visitors to the attraction on Gay Street will be able to uncover the true story behind the iconic monster and immerse themselves in the complex past of its author, right in the city where Frankenstein was written.
In a world-first, fans will come face-to-face with the monster as Shelley imagined, with an 8ft model being recreated directly from the text of the novel.
The opening of the site comes 205 years since Frankenstein was written by Mary Shelley in June 1816.
Kathryn Davis, Director of Tourism, Visit West said: “Many know our city is steeped in history, but one of Bath’s best kept secrets is that most of Frankenstein was written in Bath.
“We can’t wait to welcome Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein as another fantastic reason to enthral visitors with the city’s rich cultural offering.”
Chris Harris, Co-Founder of the attraction, added: “Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein aims to deliver a unique and entertaining experience.
“Mary Shelley’s unconventional life was complex and chaotic, and every bit as grisly as her extraordinary novel. If you think you know Mary or her monster, think again!
“Our attraction offers an unnerving insight into this extraordinary and gifted young woman and reveals, for the very first time, the 8ft monster exactly as she imagined.”
The House of Frankenstein extends over four floors, with unusual artefacts and vintage items, interactive multi-sensory environments and “assorted body parts”.
The public can book tickets to visit from 30th June 2021 at www.houseoffrankenstein.com.