The Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences can offer you modern facilities at our centre with lecture theatres which are furnished with state-of-the-art equipment to help you succeed with your studies .
You can also take advantage of on-site and local social and cultural resources.
Greenwich Mortuary was originally built in 1802 as a Congregational Chapel. It was sold to the Health Authority in 1923 and used by the adjoining Miller Hospital as a rehabilitation department for the next 50 years. When the Miller Hospital closed in 1975, the site was sold to the London Borough of Greenwich. Two of the buildings on site were 'grade two listed', of them being The Old Chapel. At the same time there was a need identified at Greenwich for the Borough to have its own mortuary and this site was identified (the requirements were for approximately 1200 bodies a year). The Chapel on the Miller Hospital Site was an obvious choice as it presented an ideal ecclesiastical setting for the new Public Mortuary. The Chapel was utilized by restoring the nave and apse to provide a viewing area with the garden and fountain also used outside by the relatives attending for body identification purposes, creating a tranquil atmosphere. There were also rooms created for Coroner's Office staff and interview rooms. The first-floor gallery was modified and now provided living accommodation.