Britain is steeped in history and legend related to death, from the headstones in every churchyard and the plague pits of London to the Necropolis Railway which ran from Waterloo to Brookwood. Despite this the United Kingdom does not have a museum to represent such a heritage.

In fact the interest, and much of the material, to establish a museum exists. RWA obtained planning consent in 2002 for the construction of a permanent base in Beckton encompassing both display space and facilities for research and education.

Work to turn these ambitions into reality is well under way, piled foundations have already been driven, and we hope to be able to commence detailed design and construction in the very near future.