Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein

Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein

Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein is an award winning multi-sensory museum and Escape Room in the centre of Bath, UK. Explore the fascinating life story of author Mary Shelley who, aged just 19, lived and wrote much of Frankenstein, the world's first Sci-Fi novel, in this beautiful Georgian city. Bursting with unusual artefacts, vintage items, interactive multi-sensory environments and the 8ft Creature uniquely recreated exactly as Mary imagined, we guarantee to deliver you an original, illuminating and entertaining day out.
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  • Helen C
    Fareham, United Kingdom17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant experience.
    We visited the museum and did an escape room experience. The museum was very informative and had some great artefacts as well as an amazing life size model of the monster. The Escape Room was well organised and the host made the experience fun.
    Thank you Helanick for you lovely review which we really appreciate. We are delighted you enjoyed the museum and hope you escaped from Victor's Lair? Do come back and visit us soon, perhaps try out The Body In A Suitcase immersive game.
    Written 9 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 March 2023
  • travellingtimetravel
    Camberley, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the floors. But the basement - nope. we RAN.
    woah just got back from Bath and happened to go into the House Of Frankenstein (originally meant to go into the Jane Austen exhibition just down the road, but saw this place and couldn't resist. A lot of information on Mary Shelley's life and family, and what she went through. Most I'd never head about. Great props and animatronics. We ventured through the house from bottom to top, the attic, which showed an 8 or so minute early adaptation of Frankenstein in silent movie format. We 'd been told that once we'd finished at the top, to visit the basement. We did. And we got as far as about five steps inside. We ran. I mean seriously, this place gave us visceral horror. It's not a 'haha' scare or a oooh aarrr ghost train kind of scare. This is real and brilliant. I have no idea how they did it, but between what you see in the first window, and what lies behind the strands of curtain, and Mary Shelly herself almost floating towards us, we ran. We just ran. And when we met another actor who was just outside in the corridor as we were existing, we mentioned imagine how scary it would;ve been if he's have been IN there. And he said, what? There was someone else in there? He said there was no-one in the basement. Thanks but no thanks. We were out of there. Now we want to attempt it again, so see you all again soon.
    Dear travellingtimetravel thank you so much for you lovely review albeit a little terrifying at the end and we very much hope you do return and complete the 3 rooms in the Basement, you are most welcome to do this anytime. we will share your comments with the team and very much appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review.
    Written 27 March 2023
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    Visited March 2023
    Written 22 March 2023
  • Jemma
    Ystrad Mynach, United Kingdom348 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Terror-ific Time with all things Frankenstein!
    Thank you so much to The House of Frankenstein for an absolutely incredible time, the whole thing was an amazing sensory experience, it's so well done, beautifully designed and decorated. I learned so much about Mary Shelley and her tragic life in the interactive Museum, I loved seeing all things Frankenstein in the Popular Culture room, I was in awe of the Creature in the Laboratory, I was scared out of my mind in the creepy basement and was very happy to recover from my fright while enjoying a lovely glass of wine in Bloody Mary's Bar! It was certainly a unique way to spend the day - I will be coming back to see you all again soon, all the staff were so attentive, helpful, knowledgeable and friendly! I also loved the gift shop, so many different things to choose from to commemorate your visit! I'm definitely coming back again soon!
    Dear 111jemmad Thank you very much for your fabulous review and we are all delighted you had a great time in our house. Mary was an incredible young author and we want everyone to hear her tragic, yet incredible story. We are very appreciative of your comments regard the content of the house but also in regard to our team who work very hard to ensure everyone's visit is truly memorable. We look forward to welcoming you again, perhaps to try out Victor's Lair Escape Room?
    Written 27 March 2023
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    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 March 2023
  • esaw93
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A brilliant fun and informative visit
    Amazing amount of detailed information about Mary Shelley's life and how her experiences influenced the creation of her book Frankenstein. All presented in a really fun and engaging way. Loads of cinema posters, TV clips, toys, games on display showing how the story has permeated into popular culture.
    Hi esaw93 Thank you very much for your review and positive feedback, we are all delighted you found the experience educational and entertaining, we very much hope you come back and visit us again soon.
    Written 31 March 2023
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    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 March 2023
  • Miranda A
    Bath, United Kingdom11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great little museum
    I investigated the House of Frankenstein for a group of 18 year old students I'm teaching here in Bath, and wondered why I'd never been before - and will definitely be taking all my visitors to Bath. It's an intriguing, quirky museum, beautifully set up and with such a wealth of information - I learned so much about Mary Shelley and the culture of the times, as well as about Frankenstein in films and even in advertising (you'll be amazed at the companies which thought a scary monster was just the right vehicle for their products!). I only lasted a few moments in the scary basement but my students lasted longer, albeit with a lot of screaming! I heartily recommend the museum (and talking about hearts... well, you'll have to go to the museum to find out that weird bit of history!).
    Thank you MirandaA917 It was a pleasure to welcome you and the students to the museum, we were delighted that they found the experience engaging, educational and entertaining. If you need anything else to support their studies, please do let us know, we are always happy to help.
    Written 31 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 29 March 2023
  • bjc
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A different kind of museum!
    Came here with my partner, the lady at the front desk was really helpful (even though I ended up buying the wrong ticket online she was very kind and helped me!) An interesting museum with a very spooky feel, I liked the background music which really added to the scary feel! The basement was really fun/terrifying, the person working down there did a great job of scaring me! The only thing I'd add is maybe add a few more interactive things as there's a lot of reading :) Would definitely recommend it as a fun thing to pop over and see!
    Thank you bethany c for your lovely review and we are glad it exceeded your expectations and our team looked after you. We are planning the introduction of more interactive elements in the very near future so, we very much hope you come back and visit us again soon.
    Written 5 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 April 2023
  • Neil D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience, better than expected
    As a fan of Frankenstein I was fascinated to see what was inside and was not disappointed, really great experience and that basement was something else, Great surprise at the end. A must see for anyone visiting Bath. Will Definitely visit again
    Thank you neildY7659JO, we very much appreciate your review and your positive feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed the experience, we hope you will come and see us again soon, perhaps take on Victor's Lair Escape Room!!
    Written 5 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 April 2023
  • Quest682509
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Body in a Suitcase
    The Basement! And the Body in a Suitcase which was amazing. There were 5 of us 3 adults and a 16 and 17 year old. The body in a suitcase we booked was loved by all of us. We all had to work together and only solved the puzzle with a minute to spare. This is well worth the fun, competitiveness and team spirit it brought out. Lovely staff at the venue. I did not go into the basement but everyone else said it was really good.
    Thank you Quest682509 for your fabulous review and we are delighted you enjoyed discovering who's body was in the suitcase and how they came to be there - but don't tell anyone the secrets! We very much hope you will come back and take on the challenge of Victor's Lair Escape Room. Many thanks
    Written 14 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 April 2023
  • Catherine J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent second visit
    This was the second visit for my daughter and I. Still an excellent time - the info about Mary Shelley, her life and works, is very interesting, and the exhibits are great. My daughter is 11, and enjoyed the Frankenstein displays. We also went down to the basement - we had done this bit on our first visit not long after the attraction had opened, and it seemed much more intense the second time around (to the creepy lady who kept scaring us - despite the screaming, we loved it!). Also, the reception staff helped to sort out a voucher issue when we were buying our tickets, which was greatly appreciated.
    Dear Y9729MDcatherinej, thank you very much for leaving us a review and we are so pleased you came back to visit us again, perhaps next time you will have a go at solving the mystery of The Body In A Suitcase Game or, try to free yourselves from Victor's Lair Escape Room? Thank you also for the lovely comment regarding our staff, which will be shared with them. We hope to see you again very soon.
    Written 14 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 12 April 2023
  • Jennie A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good time was had by all on an office outing.
    We went for an office social with 2 teams of 8, one doing the escape room and the other doing the body in a suitcase game. Both teams thoroughly enjoyed it and we had a great time swapping details of what entailed in each game. Some went into the basement afterwards for a bit more of a scariness experience, but me being a bit fainthearted, stayed well away!! The staff are very friendly and helpful, making us feel welcome from the onset. Just what you need when trying to organise the rest of the office!
    Dear 829jenniea Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We were delighted to welcome you and your colleagues for an entertaining afternoon away from the office! We very much hope you will come back and visit us again soon - perhaps test our our signature cocktails?
    Written 22 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 19 April 2023
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Nano
Portsmouth, UK254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
I was surprised how good and informative this was. The staff were really nice too. The basement was the right amount of fun/scary. We all loved it
Written 3 March 2024
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Rachel T
Tewkesbury, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Having read the reviews about this attraction before coming to Bath we were very keen to visit and weren't disappointed. Definitely well worth a visit and a must on your trip to Bath. Information and displays were both interesting and fun. Lots of detail into the life of Mary Shelley, the novel itself and about how the story has been adapted over the past 200 years in films, plays and even TV advertising. Staff were very welcoming . Attraction was easy to book tickets in advance and find.
Written 2 March 2024
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Karolina D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Atmosphere was really really good, beautiful museum with attention to detail and staff really stick to their roles. Highly recommend , great gift for my boyfriend birthday
Written 28 February 2024
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Hi karolinadH9475XR thank you for visiting us for your boyfriends birthday, we're delighted you both enjoyed your visit. We'll pass your comments onto our hosts, they'll really appreciate it. We hope you will both visit us again soon and perhaps give one of our escape rooms a go?
Written 2 March 2024
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Kitty M
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
After reading the other reviews on this place whilst in Bath I felt we HAD to go! Some described it as the highlight of their trip. Well we were bitterly disappointed. It was honestly a load of rubbish. Definitely overpriced. I probably wouldn’t even visit again if it were free.
Don’t get excited for the basement either - that bit was also tripe.
Written 26 February 2024
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Hi KittyMaz we are sorry to hear that your visit did not meet your expectations. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss this further via email at: info@houseofrankenstein.com. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Written 2 March 2024
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Nikki O
Glasgow, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This place is so interesting, I enjoyed reading about the history of Mary Shelley. My mum and I had fun in there and could have spent much longer if we had the time. The lights and sounds create such an amazing atmosphere.
I highly recommend the gift shop too, it's all quite reasonably priced and great for little keepsakes to remember your visit.
The staff were so friendly and helpful too.
I highly recommend this place, not just for fans of Frankenstein, everyone would enjoy it.
Written 24 February 2024
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Hi Nikkisands thank you for visiting us and for your lovely review, we're delighted to hear you and your mum had a fun time. We will pass your kind comments on to our hosts who will really appreciate it. We are so passionate about sharing Mary Shelley's fascinating life story so it's great to know that others enjoy it to! We'd love for you to visit us again - maybe next time you could try your luck in one of our escape rooms?
Written 2 March 2024
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cariadwales
Cardiff, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Spontaneous visit, much better than I anticipated with lots to see and some fun interactive experiences.
The basement fulfilled my scream quota for the day.
Written 24 February 2024
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Hi cariadwales thank you for taking time to visit us and for your positive review. Well done for braving the basement! We hope you will visit us again soon.
Written 2 March 2024
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Stacey P
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
I LOVED this place! I've always been one for the strange, dark and mysterious and this was right up my street. The design of the house is wonderful, the staff are brilliant and the experience is bizarre but brilliant. Such an interesting story about Mary Shelley that you must read on your way around. Numerous picture opportunities and surprises around every corner! Beware of the scary basement - most definitely not for young children, bur fun for grown ups!!
Written 13 February 2024
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Hi 826staceyp thank you for your fabulous review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit, it really sounds as though you made the most of everything the experience has to offer. We are a unique attraction for Bath and all of us here are dedicated to sharing Mary Shelley's fascinating story so it's always encouraging to know our guests find it as interesting as we do! Well done for braving the basement - not everyone dares to go down there! We hope you will visit us again soon and maybe try out one of our escape rooms?
Written 17 February 2024
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Gareth R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Was a great experience and actually the highlight of an excellent weekend in Bath.
Thank you to the staff who made it extra special!
Written 12 February 2024
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Hi L3289WVgarethr thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave us a lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and that it was the highlight of your stay! We will pass on your kind words to our team who will really appreciate it. We hope you will visit us again!
Written 17 February 2024
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ROxford
Oxfordshire, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit to Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein in Bath. A brilliant mix of facts and fun. Set over a few floors in a lovely listed property, your journey starts with the history of Mary’s early life, the inspiration to write her famous book, the many films that followed and much much more. There is an attic and basement too with optional extras of an Escape Room.
Nice gift shop on the way out and the staff were very welcoming.
Would definitely recommend a visit and l thought it was very reasonably priced too.
Written 30 January 2024
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Hi 673ry thank you for visiting us and taking time to leave a lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and appreciated all the museum has to offer. We are a unique attraction for the city of Bath and the staff here are all very dedicated to sharing Mary's fascinating life story with our guests. We will pass your kind words onto the team. We hope you will visit again soon!
Written 3 February 2024
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CordeliaCartledge
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We loved it. It was hilariously scary and genuinely very interesting finding out about Mary Shelley’s life. We would highly recommend a visit.
Written 22 January 2024
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Hi CordeliaCartledge thank you for visiting and for your lovely review, we're so pleased you enjoyed your experience. We hope you will visit us again soon and maybe challenge yourselves to one of our escape rooms!
Written 26 January 2024
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