There’s Now an Interactive Museum Dedicated to Mary Shelley

If you happen to be a fan of Mary Shelley and live in southern England, there’s a new attraction that will likely interest you: Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein, which is described as a “visitor attraction [that] blurs the lines between museum and immersive visitor experience.”

The museum is located in Bath, England, and is now open to the public and serves as a way to explore the life of one of science fiction’s most important authors.

Shelley was born in London in 1851, but after her famous trip to Geneva where she conceived of Frankenstein, she and her family relocated to Bath, where she wrote the novel.

The museum is located at 37 Gay Street in Bath, and notes that it’s an interactive experience across four floors of the building. The first looks at Shelley’s life, which features an “8ft monster recreated exactly as Mary imagined,” while other floors are dedicated to “all things Frankenstein, and his monster, in our popular culture rooms.” There will also be a laboratory-themed escape room, but that’s not open just yet.

The exhibits, the museum describes, feature “interactive, multi-sensory environments and assorted body parts,” designed to deliver an “unnervingly visceral, illuminating and entertaining experience.” Indeed, the FAQ page warns that not all areas might be advisable for children, and that it’s “not suitable for those with asthma, epilepsy, claustrophobia and heart conditions.”

Tickets for the experience are £12.50 per person, with a discount for groups.


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