In this chapter we reflect on our research programme on the persistence of the idea of asylum and the re-use of former asylum sites and buildings. We organise our observations in two major sections. The first of these deals with our research journey. We begin with a reflection on our overall approach and the constituent methods we adopted. We then offer suggestions for future directions in which the research could be taken. In a second major section we re-visit the pivotal questions posed at the beginning of the book, asking what has happened to the idea of asylum and what has happened to the sites and buildings of former asylums? We reconsider the transcendence of policy in light of our case studies. We then offer summative insights on the dynamics of memorialisation and conclude with a reconsideration of the power of stigma.