Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein

 Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein opens in Bath, Spring 2021

Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein, a new visitor attraction for Bath, exploring the life of author Mary Shelley and her most famous creation, Frankenstein was conceived by writer and video producer Chris Harris.


Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein is being developed by Chris Harris (Co-Founder & Director), Jonathan Willis (Co-Founder & Director), Vicki Smith (Commercial Operations Director) and Adam Leon (Commercial Advisor & Investor Liaison). 


The project is further supported by a large team of freelance theatrical professionals including electronics and AV specialists, set builders and carpenters, scenic painters and décor artists, props and model makers, set dressers, designers and graphic artists. 


Additionally we will be contracting one of Europe’s leading prosthetics, animatronics and SFX makers to create bespoke exhibits as flagship centrepieces for the attraction.

Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein will be situated at 37 Gay Street, Bath. The property is a 200 year-old five-storey Grade II listed Georgian town house. Approximately 7000 sq ft it includes a basement, cellars and vault. 


The atmosphere within and throughout the building, whichever exhibit or themed room the visitor is experiencing, will evoke a feeling of excitement and dread, albeit always in a thrilling and imaginative way, and will be fully immersive and multi-sensory. We will achieve this by the use of ominous ambient music, eerie soundscapes, temperature control, aromas, jumps, shocks, flickering lights and blackouts, video projections, strategic use of fog and wind machines, illusions and live performers. There will also be a themed function space for hire and a themed team building/ corporate events escape room. The escape room will be available for hire to both parties of friends and corporate groups. Participants will have to figure out a series of puzzles to escape before the mad scientist awakens.


The aim is to deliver an unnervingly thrilling, visceral, and entertaining attraction which reveals the tragic events and circumstances that inspired Mary Shelley to write her novel at just 19 years of age.


The attraction is scheduled to open Spring 2021.