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New Bath Attraction: Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein

The plaque in Bath marking the location where Mary Shelley stayed
The plaque in Bath marking the location where Mary Shelley stayed

Bath is renowned globally for its connection to one of England's most famous novelists, Jane Austen. If you have been on my Bath City tour you will know that Jane Austen is not the only famous writer to have a connection with Bath. Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, stayed in Bath over 200 years ago and wrote most of Frankenstein during her stay in the city.

Until now this has been one of Bath's lesser known stories. This however is set to change in June when the Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein opens in Bath, a few doors up from Bath's Jane Austen Centre. The attraction will be the UK's first Frankenstein museum and will explore Shelley's life and the novel with unusual artefacts, vintage items and interactive multi-sensory experiences - oh and some body parts of course! The attraction is billed as family-friendly but due to darkened rooms and the use of audio and visual effects it may not be suitable for young children. The owners suggest allowing 1 hour for your visit. Like many Bathonians I am looking forward to experiencing the city's latest attraction when it opens!

In advance of its opening in June* the House of Frankenstein is offering discounted tickets for a limited time. To purchase tickets or to get more information please visit the official website by clicking here.

* At the time of writing the exact opening date in June had yet to be confirmed. If you plan to visit in June please do check their website first or contact them to check if they will be open during your stay.

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