Theatre Walks

Frankenstein in Bath

Frankenstein in Bath

It’s the city’s best kept secret: most of FRANKENSTEIN —the book that invented science fiction—was written in Bath. And Mary Shelley’s life, as she wrote it, was at least as gothic as the story she created.

FRANKENSTEIN IN BATH is a real life tale of secrets and lies, suicides, concealed births, ruined reputations and false identities. Walk in Mary Shelley’s footsteps as she created her gothic masterpiece. See where she lived and wrote – now marked by a plaque after 200 years. Discover where—and why—she hid her dark secrets.

  • Meet/start: outside Sally Lunn’s North Parade Passage, Bath BA1 1NX
  • Tour takes place outdoor. Ends close by.
  • Not recommended for under 12s. Maximum group size 15. Social distancing must be observed with no more than six people together.
  • Cost: Contact us for your own private tour
  • Lasts: Lasts approx 90 mins. Mainly on the flat with stops along the way.
  • Dates + Times: Private tours by arrangement
  • Cost: Private tours by arrangement only

Available for private tours, please contact us for details

Bigamy, illegitimate children and suicides galore… Tragedy and triumph, romance and despair” — Bath Newseum

Eastenders with posh people and poetry!” — audience member

more genuine Gothic horror than her novel… enthralling” — Theatre Bath

fascinating… I was spellbound… very good value”Trip Advisor 5*


Show Of Strength Theatre Co FRANKENSTEIN performer Sheila Hannon pic Zuleika Henry
All our walks confirm to the latest government regulations re Covid 19 with full risk assessments carried out. Maximum 6 people to walk together, 2m gaps between self identified groups comprising 1-6 people. Full information here »