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.

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

Exhibition now open – ‘Uncovering Scadbury Manor’

An exhibition about ODAS’ work at the Scadbury Manor site at Chislehurst.
Location: Bromley Central Library until 26th October 2017, entrance free.

Library open Mon, Tues, Weds 9:30 -6; Thurs 9:30-8, Sat 9-5.

Monthly Meetings

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

See Meetings page for a list of all 2017 meetings and location.

Scadbury Manor Open Weekend 2017

The Site will be open to visitors Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th September both afternoons.

Scadbury Undercroft

Scadbury Undercroft

Free entry, self-guided tours, refreshments, bookstall.  Click the link below for more details.

Open Weekend


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