As well as viewing a variety of very different coffins, you will also have an opportunity to examine attitudes to death via podcasts, talks, workshops, installations and literature.
It's often said that the only certainties in life are birth and death. We have no control over the first of these two, but we can prearrange our own funerals, and opt for a quirky coffin. It's a pity we won't be around to see the faces of the mourners when we depart this life.
Here are a few of the caskets that are on display. Visit the Royal Festival Hall to see the complete collection.