Orpington and District Archaeological Society (ODAS).

Coronavirus – Important message:

Following the current guidance on Coronavirus/COVID19 the ODAS meetings programme has been suspended until further notice.

Limited excavation on Thursdays has been resumed, but members should not attend without prior arrangement.

Other events are being kept under review. Any updated information will be placed on this website.

Note that the Poverest Roman Bathhouse will not be open this year.

Orpington and District Archaeological Society (ODAS) is an active local volunteer archaeology group and registered charity based in Orpington, Kent with a field headquarters at Scadbury Park, Chislehurst, in the London Borough of Bromley.

ODAS members digging

ODAS members digging

The Society promotes the study of archaeology in the local area by undertaking excavations, carrying out research into the archaeology and history of the area and encouraging public interest through meetings and visits.

More about ODAS

Archives Crossword Solution PDF

Crossword Solution 1

Monthly Meetings

Meetings are normally held on the first Wednesday of each month normally with a speaker presenting an illustrated talk on an archaeological or historical topic.

All meetings are currently suspended due to Coronavirus

Poverest Roman Bathhouse Open Weekend 2020 was planned for:

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July.

Unfortunately this event will not take place this year due to Coronavirus

Scadbury Moated Manor Open Weekend 2020 is planned for:

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September both afternoons.

Confirmation of this date and further information will also be posted here.

Rainbow at Scadbury

Rainbow at Scadbury



ODAS members give talks to other groups usually on the subjects below. If you would like more information please email us or use the contact us page.

Talk on Scadbury Moated Manor, Chislehurst
Talk on the Archaeology of the Orpington area

email:  orparchsoc@yahoo.co.uk